No Time Like The Present by Nadine Gordimer
Review by Alex Canton-Dutari
This book in particular was written after appartheid in South Africa, and it gives us good scope of a pre and post situation.
One aspect was to understand the difficulty of upholding the post-appartheid Constitution while respecting traditional tribal culture. The result, Ms Gordimer suggests, was that democracy with its corruption was now opened to blacks -- as if the human nature is the same.
Perhaps the most important message is that the road to commitment to a new phase in one's country is full of doubts.
The narrative is down-to earth and quite descriptive.