Nadine Gordimer on the ban of her novel “Burger’s Daughter”

This programme is part of the series Afroscene
Nadine Gordimer (© In Memoriam Day)

In June 1979, South African Nobel Prize in Literature laureate Nadine Gordimer published “Burger’s Daughter”. The novel details a group of white Communists in South Africa attempting to overthrow the South African government. A month after “Burger’s Daughter” was published in London, South Africa’s Publication and Controls Board prohibited the import and sale in the country. 

Afroscene’s South African correspondent Geoffrey Simms spoke to Nadine Gordimer about the ban.

Reporter: Geoffrey Simms

Recorded: July 18, 1979

 

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