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3.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 5 3.41 (22 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nadine Gordimer Narrator: Nadia May Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 1999 ISBN:
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This is the moving story of the unforgettable Rosa Burger, a young woman from South Africa cast in the mold of a revolutionary tradition. Rosa tries to uphold her heritage handed on by martyred parents while still carving out a sense of self. Although it is wholly of today, Burger's Daughter can be compared to those 19th century Russian classics that make a certain time and place come alive, and yet stand as universal celebrations of the human spirit. Nadine Gordimer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature, was born and lives in South Africa. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana | 1/29/2014

    " This is one of those books that I really appreciate now that I'm done but didn't really enjoy reading. It starts out very slow and if you like a lot of action, then it doesn't improve, but it gets more compelling, and it became more enjoyable to read once I got used to the narrative switching from first person to third person without much warning and the hard-to-follow tangents. And in discussing the book with my boo club, I was able to see it as a fascinating and beautifully written account of what it is like to be the daughter of a white anti-Apartheid activist who dies in prison--trying to find her own way but ultimately coming back to the world she was raised in. Burger's Daughter was published in 1979, so the discussions may seem dated now but offer interesting insights into politics of the time that prompted me to do more research on South African history. Nadine Gordimer won the Nobel Prize for Literature, and I will someday read more of her work. If you're willing to fight through this, this is a worthwhile piece of literature. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 dead letter office | 12/21/2013

    " i find her insufferably boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 12/11/2013

    " Not a fun, easy read...I actually would not recommend it to many people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 9/25/2013

    " This book was difficult for me to get into, but I really enjoyed the story and the author's beautiful images. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 9/11/2013

    " Gordimer writes well. Her dialog techniques are interesting, but once acclimating to them the story reads well. Gordimer's stories are eye-opening, uncomfortable, and important. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean | 8/8/2013

    " During the first half of the book I found it difficult to maintain interest. The narrative seemed dated and hasn't held up well. But I'm glad I kept reading. The second half was much more engaging and main character matures in a way that negates my criticism of the first half of the book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Margaret | 8/6/2013

    " So sad. This has been on my list for a long time. Finally got around to reading it and could not get through the book! It's so rare that I have to put a book down without finishing. Could not get into the characters and what there was of a story line was not holding my interest. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ian | 5/5/2013

    " Just couldn't get into this at all and abandoned the struggle. Almost as if the author wanted to appear really clever by switching narrator at will without any clarity about who was talking. I just got confused. Really disappointing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 10/6/2012

    " Classic Gordimer. Terrific in cutting to the heart of S. African dilemmas as they touch daily life--all the tough issues, psychologically very interesting, if I'm remembering right. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eve | 7/10/2012

    " I read this a long time ago, and should probably read it again. Gordimer writes like she's inside her character's heads. She writes about the intersection of politics and place (South Africa) with deeply personal experience. She's one of my favorite authors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 6/6/2012

    " One of the most exceptional books I've ever read - I first read it before the end of Apartheid, and was struck by how deft Gordimer is at conveying the ways in which politics impact individuals' lives, without preaching. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Agata | 3/29/2012

    " Stuck at page 100 and still did not succeed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Derbes | 3/6/2012

    " Don't question why she won the Nobel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Corrine | 1/30/2011

    " I have heard so many good things about Nadine Gordimer as an author, but I found this one kind of tedious reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Needleroozer | 8/11/2010

    " I read this book years ago and remember very little about it, except that I was not satisfied with the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara-Maria | 5/15/2010

    " realizing again why i love reading. ill meander with you nadine. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 2/28/2010

    " South African...1970s...Daughter of white activist who died in prison, explores confines of who she is.

    Serious book, difficult style to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Agat | 11/3/2009

    " Stuck at page 100 and still did not succeed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 5/29/2009

    " Classic Gordimer. Terrific in cutting to the heart of S. African dilemmas as they touch daily life--all the tough issues, psychologically very interesting, if I'm remembering right. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 9/14/2008

    " I love her honesty, human weakness, horniness and questioning of authority. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 6/9/2008

    " I read this many, many, years ago, when it first came out and I haven't re-read it, but I remember being struck by the intelligence of the writer and I have continued to read her work... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 dead letter office | 5/27/2008

    " i find her insufferably boring. "

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About the Author
Author Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer (1923–2014) was born in South Africa. She received numerous international prizes for her writing, including the Modern Language Association Award, the Bennett Award, and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991. She was given honorary degrees by Yale, Harvard, and other universities and was honored by the French government with the decoration Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.