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Livros. Notícias. Rumores. Apontamentos.

Mandela, evocações.

Os Prémios Nobel J.M. Coetzee (Sidney Morning Herald) e Nadine Gordimer (New Yorker) evocam a figura de Nelson Mandela; escreve Gordimer, recordando um episódio: «In 1979, I wrote a novel, “Burger’s Daughter,” on the theme of the family life of revolutionaries’ children, a life ruled by their parents’ political faith and the daily threat of imprisonment. I don’t know how the book, which was banned in South Africa when it was published, was smuggled to Mandela in Robben Island Prison. But he, the most exigent reader I could have hoped for, wrote me a letter of deep, understanding acceptance about the book.»