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Essential Gesture, the (1988) [Collection]
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This collection of 23 essays on South Africa, from the 1950s to the 1980s, are divided into three parts: A Writer in South Africa (about the experience of living under a repugnant political regime), A Writer in Africa (travel pieces), and Living in the Interregnum (which vividly illuminates the writer's role in a society that practices apartheid and censorship).

Contents:

  • Beginnings
    • A Bolter and the Invincible Summer
  • A Writer in South Africa
    • Where Do Wishes Fit In?
    • Chief Luthuli
    • Great Problems in the Street
    • Censored, Banned, Gagged
    • Why Did Bram Fischer Choose Jail?
    • One Man Living Through It
    • Speak Out: The Necessity for Protest
    • A Writer's Freedom
    • Selecting My Stories
    • Letter from Johannesburg, 1976
    • Relevance and Commitment
  • A Writer in Africa
    • Egypt Revisited
    • The Congo River
    • Madagascar
    • Pula!
    • Merci Dieu, It Changes
    • A Vision of Two Blood-Red Suns
  • Living in the Interregnum
    • The Unkillable Word
    • Censors and Unconfessed History
    • Living in the Interregnum
    • The Essential Gesture
    • Letter from Johannesburg, 1985

Original title: The Essential Gesture: Writing, Politics & Places
Original languages: English

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Essential Gesture, the (1988)
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Language: English

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Essential Gesture, the (November 23, 1989)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780140122121
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.7 x 0.7 in
Pages: 368

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Essential Gesture, the (September 15, 1988)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
ISBN: 9780224025348
Pages: 352

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Essential Gesture, the (November 1988)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN: 9780394573977
Dimensions: x x in

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