The seasons have definitely turned in recent weeks and we’re well on our way to perfect book-reading weather. There is not better time to get stuck into something decent (and have a wine-fuelled discussion about it). This month we will be discussing Burger’s Daughter by Nadine Gordimer on Thursday the 18th of September.
Burger’s Daughter details a group of white anti-apartheid activists in South Africa seeking to overthrow the South African government. It is set in the mid-1970s, and follows the life of Rosa, the title character, as she comes to terms with her father Lionel Burger’s legacy as an activist in the South African Communist Party (SACP). The novel is rooted in the history of the anti-apartheid struggle and references to actual events and people from that period, including Nelson Mandela and the 1976 Soweto uprising.
We’ll be meeting in the shop at 7.30pm. Tea and coffee will be provided but you fancy something a little stronger please bring your own.
We don’t require any commitment so if you don’t fancy this book or you’re not available this month you can always come next time.
Questions and suggestions for our next book are always welcome.