July"s people by Nadine Gordimer

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Published by Viking Press in New York .

Written in English

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StatementNadine Gordimer.
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LC ClassificationsPR9369.3.G6
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Paginationp. cm
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Open LibraryOL21589083M
ISBN 100670410489

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The gulf between the lives lived by the white and black population is thrown into stark contrast by the role reversal experienced when the white family find themselves dependent on their "house boy"/5(). Nadine Gordimer is an award winning South African author of multiple books, and has won the prestigious Booker Prize.

In July's People, Gordimer writes of the race riots in Johannesburg that wrestled the city out of white control. As the violence begins to escalate and the city begins to crumble, families ponder their future/5.

July’s People, published in theis set in an imminent South African future in which riots have broken out across the country and evolved into an all out black liberation revolution.

With the support of militias from neighboring countries, ports are seized, airports are. The novel July’s People (), by Nadine Gordimer, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature intakes place in an imagined postindependence South Africa. The story deals with the Smales, a white couple, and their relationship with July, their black servant.

By means of flashbacks the. July's People, published in by Nadine Gordimer, is set during a counterfactual revolutionary civil war in South Africa, in which black South Africans rise up and overthrow their white oppressors, with the aid of neighboring African nations.

As in the title story of A Soldier's Embrace (), Gordimer takes the South African dilemma that one step further here: it's the very near future, the black revolution has come at last&#;and what happens then to good white liberal Johan-nesburgers like Barn and Maureen Smales.

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Now Julys people book over South Africa the cities are battlegrounds. Nadine Gordimer’s novel July’s People is a fictitious account of a black revolt in South Africa. In the novel the blacks in the South African police force refuse to arrest their own people, public services break down, and fighting erupts in the major cities, quickly spreading.

Nadine Gordimer’s July’s People represents the inversion of the colonial and subsequently the racial power-play in South African context whose history till s was a chronicle of racism.

What happens to the Smaleses and to July—the shifts in character and relationships—gives us an unforgettable look into the terrifying, tacit understandings and misunderstandings between blacks and whites. “So flawlessly written that every one of its events seems chillingly, ominously possible.”—Anne Tyler, The New York Times Book Review/5(26).

In July’s People, a novel written a decade before that process began, Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer imagines a different ending to apartheid: civil war. Maureen and Bam Smales are a white, liberal Johannesburg couple that, as war breaks out and escape options Julys people book, accept the offer of their trusted black servant, July, to seek refuge in his remote home village.

If July were to say “my people”, we can be sure he would be referring to his family, his village, his ethnic group. This novel brings the white family to July’s People. However, just as an employer will say “my people”, referring to the help, the Smaleses would presumably have said “our July” in this context.

July's People Quotes Showing of 6 “you like to have some cup of tea?-July bent at the doorway and began that day for them as his kind has always done for their kind.” ― Nadine Gordimer, July's People “But the transport of a novel, the false awareness of being within another time,Cited by: July's People was a chilling story about the aparteid in South Africa.

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savior, July.” July’s People by Nadine Gordimer—a South-African-born writer—is a novel set against the outbreak of a South African civil war between black rebels and the white ruling class.

Maureen and her husband, Bam, have fled the white suburbs of Johannesburg with their children and their servant, Size: KB. July's People captures the mood of a South Africa expecting revolutionary violence just like that experienced by neighboring countries.

Instead of writing about a revolution, however, the novel assumes such an event will happen and imagines what affect it might have on a liberal white family. July's people Item Preview remove-circle Internet Archive Language English. When South Africa is riven by war and the Smales, a white couple, take refuge in the village of their former servant July, their relationships are completely transformed Books for People with Print Disabilities.

Internet Archive : July is the male servant of the Smales family—Bam, Maureen, Royce, Victor and Gina. The white family has escaped the fighting in their village in the Smales’ bakkie under July’s direction. When fighting overtakes the Smale’s hometown, they abandon their comfortable suburban life and find a.

What happens to the Smaleses and to July—the shifts in character and relationships—gives us an unforgettable look into the terrifying, tacit understandings and misunderstandings between blacks and whites.“So flawlessly written that every one of its events seems chillingly, ominously possible.”—Anne Tyler, The New York Times Book Review/5(15).

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Racial and Gender Inequality in July’s People. In July’s People, Gordimer juxtaposes white families against black families in order to show racial and gender inequalities in South Africa during Apartheid.

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All over South Africa, cities are battlegrounds, and radio and television stations are under siege. Bam and Maureen Smales take up their servant July’s suggestion and drive with their children to his remote home village.

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Fiction – paperback; Penguin; pages; South Africa had been under apartheid rule for some 33 years when Nadine Gordimer ‘s July’s People was published in The book, which imagines what would happen if black South Africans staged a violent uprising against their white minority rulers, was subsequently banned in Gordimer’s native South Africa.

Nadine Gordimer’s: July’s People Essay Sample. Nadine Gordimer’s “July’s People” is a fictional novel which reveals many harsh realities of South Africa. Gordimer’s novel takes place during a transitional period of the Apartheid called “interregnum”. SOUTH AFRICA AFTER REVOLUTION Date: June 7,Sunday, Late City Final Edition Section 7; Page 1, Column 1; Book Review Desk Byline: By ANNE TYLER Lead: JULY'S PEOPLE By Nadine Gordimer.

York: The Viking Press. $ BAM and Maureen Smales, middle-class white liberals from Johannesburg, South Africa, begi.

[July's People] takes place in South Africa during the battles to end Apartheid in the s. The white Smales family flees the city with their servant, July, escaping the violence to the relative safely of July's home village.

There, the contrast between their former life as privileged whites and the life of July /5(34). Nadine Gordimer's many novels include The Conservationist, joint winner of the Booker Prize, Get A Life, Burger's Daughter, July's People, My Son's Story and The Pickup.

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July’s People by Nadine Gordimer My rating: 3 of 5 stars In July’s People, Nadine Gordimer imagines a violent, chaotic end to South Africa’s apartheid system: all-out war between black and white, with other nations getting involved (like Russia, Cuba, the US), mainly to support their own self-interest.

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Set in apartheid South Africa, the white "haves" control virtually everything, while the black "have nots" are a subjugated people. But the blacks revolt, and the country is in chaos/5(82).

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