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In Burger’s Daughter, Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer uses a coming-of-age story to explore the complicated political circumstances of modern South Africa.

Rosa Burger is a white South African woman in her early twenties trying to uphold the political heritage handed on by her martyred parents while carving out a sense of self. Cast in the revolutionary mold, the only survivor of a family known for their anti-apartheid beliefs and practices, Rosa is under the watch of the government and the rebels alike, all of whom seem to have great expectations of her. A quiet, private person, Rosa herself is more concerned with introspection and with trying to understand her identity and her political climate in her own way. Through her journey, the journey of a nation comes to light.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is a novel of social and political import which is also an intensely subjective prose poem, mesmerizing in the subtle cadences of its language.”

    Joyce Carol Oates

  • “Gordimer’s most political and most moving novel, going to the heart of the racial conflict in South Africa. But it does not deal publicly with riots, tortures, or crusades: Its politics come out of its characters, as part of the wholeness of lives that cannot evade them.”

    New York Times

  • “A riveting history of South Africa and a penetrating portrait of a courageous woman.”

    New Yorker

  • “Nadine Gordimer is a great writer…Turgenev she most brings to mind.”

    New York Review of Books

  • “Faultless novelistic art…only equaled in our time by such masters as Graham Greene and V. S. Naipaul.”

    Francine du Plessix Gray, Pulitzer Prize–nominated writer and literary critic

  • “Take time to read this novel…Nobel Prize–winner Nadine Gordimer takes a situation most read about in newspapers and makes it real, creating a memorable story of coming to terms with circumstances over which we have little control, yet which directly affect our lives.”

    Holly Smith, 500 Great Books by Women

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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.

About the Narrator

Wanda McCaddon (a.k.a. Nadia May or Donada Peters) has narrated well over six hundred titles for major audiobook publishers, has earned numerous Earphones Awards, and was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine.