Burger's Daughter

  • by Nadine Gordimer
  • Narrated by Nadia May
  • 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is the moving story of the unforgettable Rosa Burger, a young woman from South Africa cast in the mold of a revolutionary tradition. Rosa tries to uphold her heritage handed on by martyred parents while still carving out a sense of self. Although it is wholly of today, Burger's Daughter can be compared to those 19th century Russian classics that make a certain time and place come alive, and yet stand as universal celebrations of the human spirit. Nadine Gordimer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature, was born and lives in South Africa.


What the Critics Say

"Faultness novelistic art...only equaled in our time by such masters as Graham Greene and V.S. Naipual." (Francine du Plessix Gray)


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No wonder she won the Nobel Prize for literature!

Its a pleasure to read Nadine Gordimer's prose. The story concerns the daughter of revolutionaries in South Africa--growing up as a member of the underground with legendary parents who were repeatedly imprisoned. She is then left to assume her individual identity, juggling the many people captivated by their images of her, expectations that she will carry on her parents' legacy, and her own principles and need for individuality. The book captures the beauty and brutality of South Africa, a land with so many contradictions--racists and heroes, open wild spaces and strictly imposed barriers, and of course black and white. Nadia May captures South African accents wonderfully.
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- Anne

Terrible audio

I really, really wanted to hear this audiobook, but the quality of the recording was so bad I had to give up. I hope that Audible finds a new version, as this is a book that deserves to be heard...
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- Elisa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-11-1999
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.