Nadine Gordimer
Nadine Gordimer

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Melvyn Bragg talks to the South African writer, Nadine Gordimer for The Lively Arts, BBC2 1976.

" 'The facts ' says NADINE GORDIMER , "are always less than what really happens - the facts are just on the surface - it's what makes the facts.' Nadine Gordimer is one of South Africa's leading short story writers and novelists - a remarkable writer and compelling woman.

"The mounting crisis in Southern Africa makes daily news on the front pages. Nadine Gordimer is a writer who takes us behind the headlines. In her stories she shows us the lives of South Africans, black and white, from the inside. She is not a directly political writer and yet, as she herself points out, it is through living in South Africa that she has learnt just how deeply people can be affected by their political circumstances."

Radio Times, October 1976.