A Guest of Honour
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A Guest of Honour

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James Bray, an English colonial administrator who was expelled from a central African nation for siding with its black nationalist leaders, is invited back ten years later to join in the country's independence celebrations. As he witnesses the factionalism and violence that erupt as revolutionary ideals are subverted by ambition and greed, Bray is once again forced to choose sides, a choice that becomes both his triumph and his undoing.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 34mm | 421.85g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747559880
  • 9780747559887
  • 792,136

About Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer's many novels include THE LYING DAYS, THE CONSERVATIONIST, joint winner of the Booker Prize, BURGER'S DAUGHTER, JULY'S PEOPLE, MY SON'S STORY, NONE TO ACCOMPANY ME, A WORLD OF STRANGERS and THE HOUSE GUN. Her collections of short stories include SOMETHING OUT THERE and JUMP. In 1991 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. She lives in South Africa.show more

Review quote

'Gordimer writes of blacks and whites, but her steady, unblinking eye sees something grey there. You could call it human nature and you would be right. Her true subject is humankind, as it is for every great writer' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Nadine Gordimer is a great writer ... it is Turgenev she most brings to mind' NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKSshow more

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113 ratings
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2 14% (16)
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