Originally published 1958
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A World of Strangers is a 1958 novel by South African novelist and Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer. The novel included mixed reviews, drawing criticism for its pedantic explanation of Gordimer's worldview. The novel was banned in South Africa for 12 years.
The novel's main plot focuses on depicting the divisions and boundaries that Apartheid and international capitalism create within South African society. The novel thematically focuses on liberalism in South Africa and in the international community.