South Africa http://nwpr.org en Nadine Gordimer, Nobel-Winning Chronicler Of Apartheid, Dies http://nwpr.org/post/nadine-gordimer-nobel-winning-chronicler-apartheid-dies Nadine Gordimer, a Nobel Prize-winning author famed for her portrayals of South Africa under apartheid, died Sunday, her family said in a statement. She was 90.<p>Gordimer was <a href="http://www.npr.org/2010/12/08/131913210/Book-Review-Nadine-Gordimer-s-Life-Times" target="_blank">considered</a> a modern literary genius, an important chronicler of the injustices of racial segregation along with other white writers such as Athol Fugard and J.M. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:17:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 48982 at http://nwpr.org Nadine Gordimer, Nobel-Winning Chronicler Of Apartheid, Dies South Africa Through The Eyes Of A Post-Apartheid Generation http://nwpr.org/post/south-africa-through-eyes-post-apartheid-generation Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. Next week, South Africa will go to the polls. It's a milestone election, coming 20 years after the country's first free election in 1994. It is also the first general election since the death of Nelson Mandela last December. Mon, 05 May 2014 01:48:00 +0000 editor 45446 at http://nwpr.org 'Before India,' A Young Gandhi Found His Calling In South Africa http://nwpr.org/post/india-young-gandhi-found-his-calling-south-africa In 1893, in the bustling seaside city of Durban, South Africa — then under British colonial rule — a young lawyer stepped off a ship from India, eager to try his professional luck far away from home. His name was Mohandas Gandhi, and he stayed in that country for more than 20 years before returning home, where he'd make a name for himself as an anti-colonial agitator and social reformer.<p>In <em>Gandhi Before India</em>, historian and writer Ramachandra Guha chronicles Gandhi's years in South Africa. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:08:00 +0000 NPR Staff 44462 at http://nwpr.org 'Before India,' A Young Gandhi Found His Calling In South Africa Underground Cities And 'Ghost' Miners: What Some People Do For Gold http://nwpr.org/post/underground-cities-and-ghost-miners-what-some-people-do-gold Gold is assumed to have eternal, inherent value, but what makes it valuable? And what determines its value now that it's no longer the basis of our currency? In the book <em>Gold: The Race for the World's Most Seductive Metal</em>, journalist Matthew Hart examines the new gold rush driven by investors. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:25:00 +0000 editor 38148 at http://nwpr.org Underground Cities And 'Ghost' Miners: What Some People Do For Gold Inspired By History, A Novelist Writes Of Jewish South Africa http://nwpr.org/post/inspired-history-novelist-writes-jewish-south-africa Roughly three-quarters of South Africa's Jewish population are descendants of Lithuanian immigrants. Of these peasants, townspeople, tradesmen, shopkeepers and intellectuals who fled centuries of persecution and embarked on a passage to Africa, many dreamed of a new land and the promise of new beginnings. Kenneth Bonert's ancestors were part of this diaspora. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:51:00 +0000 editor 37195 at http://nwpr.org Inspired By History, A Novelist Writes Of Jewish South Africa Hardcore With A Heart: Joburg Thrillers Star A Spunky P.I. http://nwpr.org/post/hardcore-heart-joburg-thrillers-star-spunky-pi South Africa's commercial capital, Johannesburg, is a mixture of the old Wild West and a complex, modern African hub — at least, that's how crime novelist Jassy Mackenzie describes it. Mackenzie was born across the border, in Zimbabwe, but she moved to Johannesburg — Joburg for short — as a child, and she's a passionate champion of the city.<p>"I love the energy of Johannesburg," Mackenzie says. "People are open. People communicate. People are friendly in a brash, big-city way, which I love. ... Mon, 02 Sep 2013 07:26:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 33514 at http://nwpr.org Hardcore With A Heart: Joburg Thrillers Star A Spunky P.I. The Man, The Myth, The Reading List: Nelson Mandela http://nwpr.org/post/man-myth-reading-list-nelson-mandela Growing up in apartheid South Africa with widespread state censorship, it was hard to get to know our political leaders. Sun, 30 Jun 2013 16:00:00 +0000 & 30258 at http://nwpr.org The Man, The Myth, The Reading List: Nelson Mandela