The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer

The book is a character-driven novel set in South Africa during the apartheid era. The protagonist is a wealthy, white industrialist who buys a farm with the intention of using it as a weekend retreat. However, the farm proves to be unprofitable and difficult to manage, and the protagonist's life becomes intertwined with the lives of the black people who live and work on the land. The narrative explores themes of ownership, identity, and the struggle for meaning in a racially divided society.

The 3475th greatest book of all time


Published
1974
Nationality
South African
Type
Fiction
Pages
266
Words
72,000
Original Language
English

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