Quotation by Nadine Gordimer

It was accepted tacitly that when he spoke of "our" people it was a black speaking for blacks, subtly different from when he used "we" or "us" and this meant an empathy between him and her.... It had come to her that this was the basis that ought to have existed between a man and a woman in general, where it was a question not of a difference of ancestry but of sex.
Nadine Gordimer (b. 1923), South Africa author. None to Accompany Me, p. 282, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1994).

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