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Nelson Mandela's literary legacy

by Stuart Kelly
the Guardian
Stuart Kelly considers the responses of South African writers to apartheid, and looks at how a new generation of novelists is depicting the challenges facing the country today
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Nelson Mandela's literary legacy

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