Nadine Gordimer Quote

When I began to write as a very young person in a rigidly racist and inhibited colonial society, I felt, as many others did, that I existed marginally on the edge of the world of ideas, of imagination and beauty. These, taking shape in poetry and fiction, drama, painting and sculpture, were exclusive to that distant realm known as 'overseas'.


Speech at the Nobel Banquet (1991)

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When I began to write as a very young person in a rigidly racist and inhibited colonial society, I felt, as many others did, that I existed...

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When I began to write as a very young person in a rigidly racist and inhibited colonial society, I felt, as many others did, that I existed...

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When I began to write as a very young person in a rigidly racist and inhibited colonial society, I felt, as many others did, that I existed...

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When I began to write as a very young person in a rigidly racist and inhibited colonial society, I felt, as many others did, that I existed...