Spring 1969 • Vol. XXXI No. 2 FictionJanuary 1, 1969 |

Livingstone’s Companions

                                 For Carl Church, D. J. who knows In the house that afternoon the minister of foreign affairs was giving his report on the President's visit to Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania. "I would like to take a few minutes to convey to you the scene when we arrived at the airport," he was saying, in English, and as he put the top sheet of his sheaf of notes under the last, settling down to it, Carl Church in the press gallery tensed and relaxed his thigh muscles---a gesture of resignation. "It's hard to describe the enthusiasm that greeted the President everywhere he went. Everywhere the crowds, enormous crowds. If those people who criticize the President's policies and cry neo-colonialism when he puts the peace and prosperity of our country first---" There were no Opposition benches, since the country was a one-party state, but the dissident faction within the party slumped, blank-faced, wh

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South African writer and political activist Nadine Gordimer received numerous awards and honors during her career, among them the Booker Prize, the Rome Prize, and, in 1991, the Nobel Prize in Literature. We revisit here a relatively early story, first published in KR and later appearing in a 1965 collection of her short fiction, Not For Publication, and Other Stories.

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By Nadine Gordimer

                                 For Carl Church, D. J. who knows In the house that afternoon the minister of foreign affairs was giving his report on the President's visit to Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania. […]

One Whole Year, and Even More

By Nadine Gordimer

                                 For Carl Church, D. J. who knows In the house that afternoon the minister of foreign affairs was giving his report on the President's visit to Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania. […]

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