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South African writing today by Nadine Gordimer

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Published by Penguin in Harmondsworth .
Written in English



  • South Africa


  • South African literature (English),
  • South Africa -- Literary collections.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited by Nadine Gordimer and Lionel Abrahams.
GenreLiterary collections.
ContributionsAbrahams, Lionel, joint comp.
LC ClassificationsPZ1.G6527 So
The Physical Object
Pagination264 p.
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5588058M
LC Control Number67108261

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