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  • Modern life in South Africa

    Modern life in South Africa
    With the title of this novel, her 16th, Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer once again shows her preternatural capacity to take a slangy catchphrase and make it right to the point. And one that is absolutely appropriate to her novel's milieu and, beyond that, to its subject matter in general. To read "No Time Like the Present" is to plunge into the caldron that is South Africa today, a chaotic now which cannot avoid the dark shadow of a heavy past:
  • South Africa's ruling ANC passes controversial secrecy law

     
    South Africa's ruling ANC passes law on state secrets amid outcry: South Africa's ruling ANC used its parliamentary majority to pass a controversial secrecy bill which critics say will stifle freedom and have a chilling effect on investigative...

    This Sunday: Figment, Charles Dickens, Etgar Keret and more

     
    Figment awarded innovators prize at LA Times Book Awards. Letters by Charles Dickens and short stories by Etgar Keret this Sunday.

    3 books about banned books

    3 books about banned books
    “Burn This Book: Pen Writers Speak Out On the Power of the Word” Edited by Toni Morrison (2009)This international collection of essays range from writers around the world, from Morrison and John Updike to Orhan Pamuk and Nadine Gordimer,...

    PASSINGS

    Stanley Middleton English novelist Stanley Middleton, 89, a prolific novelist who shared the prestigious Booker Prize in 1974, has died of cancer, his family said. Middleton died in Nottingham in central England on July 25, a week short of his 90th...