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Jump

Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991, is a white South African writer who has chosen not to exile herself from the country of her birth. Her mother was English and her father a Jew, and she was born in Springs near Johannesburg. Gordimer’s first volume of short stories, Face to Face was published in 1949. Her wellknown works include The Conservationist, joint winner of the Booker Prize in 1974, My Son’s Story (1990) and Jump and Other Stories (1991). She published a collection of her major essays in The Essential Gesture in 1988.

Nadine Gordimer is a remarkable and versatile short story writer and her story ‘Jump’ is one of the best examples of her work. Set in Africa, it is the story of ...

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