In NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT, Gordimer trains her keen eye on Steve and Jabulile, an interracial couple living in a newly, tentatively, free South Africa. There is nothing so extraordinary about their lives, and yet, in telling their story, Gordimer manages to capture the tortured, fragmented essence of a nation struggling to define itself post-apartheid.
We've already seen some celebratory reviews:
"Nobel laureate Gordimer continues her uniquely intimate study of the evolution of freedom in her homeland [...] The subject of this towering novel, the long aftermath of a liberation movement, is exceedingly timely in the wake of the Arab spring." —Booklist (starred review)
"Gordimer writes movingly and piercingly about the struggles after the Struggle." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)