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Jump and Other Stories Summary
Nadine Gordimer

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Jump and Other Stories Summary

Plot Summary

Jump and Other Stories consists of sixteen pieces of short fiction. Most are set in The Republic of South Africa before the end of the Apartheid. Even those set elsewhere, such as fictional places or unnamed African nations, contain some references to racial inequality or political oppression of ethnic groups.

The first story and the one mentioned in the book's title, "Jump," tells of a former counter-revolutionary who has turned himself in to the authorities of the country where he was once considered a terrorist. Apparently over the years the man has had a change of conscience and wants to make amends for past wrongs. Other stories, such as "Home", also directly confront the inequalities of the Apartheid system. In "Home", a woman's mother, sister, and brother are arrested for suspected subversive activities, and they are held under a special law that keeps them from family and even...

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