WorldCat Identities

Slovo, Gillian 1952-

Overview
Works: 53 works in 298 publications in 6 languages and 6,489 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Drama  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction  Film adaptations  Romance fiction  Legal films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: PR6069.L56, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Gillian Slovo
 
Most widely held works by Gillian Slovo
Red dust by Gillian Slovo( Book )

36 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a novel set in a South African town where the truth is about to explode. Sarah Barcant, successful prosecuter, is returning home to Smitsrivier to help her lawyer mentor, with one last case, connected with the Truth Commission
Ice road by Gillian Slovo( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Irina Davydovna, survivor of the ice ship Chelyuskin, which sank in the Arctic circle, is back in her beloved home city of Leningrad. She thinks her troubles are over. But this is Leningrad in 1933. As Stalin begins to turn against the city, and his old favourite Sergei Kirov, Irina finds herself caught up in forces beyond anyone's control." "Loyalties, belief, love and family ties: all are about to be tested to the limit in one of the most devastating moments of human history." "There is Boris Aleksandrovich, who, having persuaded Irina Davydovna to go on the ice ship, feels honour bound to find her a new position within his family circle. Boris thinks he can negotiate between idealism and politics, yet his daughter, Natasha, a carefree girl, will be almost crushed by his compromises. Meanwhile, his oldest friend, Anton Antonovich, in an uncharacteristic moment, rescues a young orphan he finds on a Moscow train, only to discover that her ferocity for life will eventually threaten his own." "And watching all this unfold is Irina: wise, ironic, marvellous Irina, who comes to understand how love for another may, in the end, be more powerful and more profound than blind loyalty to an idea."--BOOK JACKET
An honourable man by Gillian Slovo( Book )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning in the Sudan and London of 1884, this extraordinary new novel is played out against the shambolic end of the Empire. Slovo draws on the lives of two real men: Charles Gordon, an heroic, hubristic, career army man whose refusal to obey orders helped bring down the Gladstone government, and W T Stead, editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, the father of tabloid journalism. Their story is intercuts with the tale of a poor, working woman in London. This is a book about destiny and about how wrong men can be; about foreign adventure and heroism doomed to failure; about women struggling to carve a place for themselves in the world; about political compromise and military mayhem
Ties of blood by Gillian Slovo( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In het begin van deze eeuw raakt een joods gezin in Zuid-Afrika nauw betrokken bij het probleem van de apartheid
Black orchids by Gillian Slovo( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the genteely impoverished and rebellious Evelyn marries the charming Emil, scion of a rich and privileged Sinhalese family, she thinks that her dream of a life in England can now at last come true. So the couple and their young son Milton make the long journey from Ceylon to England in the 1950's and no matter how hard Evelyn wishes, England will not take kindly to strangers, especially families who are half black and half white."--Jacket
Death by analysis by Gillian Slovo( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When saxophonist Kate Baeier is hired by her own ex-therapist to investigate the death of psychoanalyst Paul Holland, she is led into a web of intrigue and police cover-up where none of Holland's clients is free from suspicion
Death comes staccato by Gillian Slovo( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sumptuous West End apartments and exclusive nightclubs are an unlikely setting for an assignment for streetwise detective Kate Baeier
Guantanamo : 'honor bound to defend freedom' by Victoria Brittain( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weaving together personal stories, legal opinion and political debate, Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom looks at the questions surrounding the detentions in Guantanamo Bay, and asks how much damage is being done to Western democratic values during the 'war on terror'
Catnap by Gillian Slovo( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The General : the ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantánamo by Ahmed Errachidi( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 11 September 2001, in a cafe in London, Ahmed Errachidi watched as the twin towers collapsed. He was appalled by the loss of innocent life. But he couldn't possibly have predicted how much of his own life he too would lose because of that day. This title tells the Ahmed's story
Ten days by Gillian Slovo( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 4 a.m. and Cathy Mason is watching dawn break over the Lovelace estate. By the end of the day, her community will be a crime scene. By the end of the week, her city will be on fire. In this gripping thriller, a death at police hands has repercussions far beyond one family plunged into grief. As violence erupts in the middle of a stifling heatwave, the dead man becomes a useful tactic (or an urgent threat) in political games at the highest level. So while lives are at risk in Cathy Mason's estate, across London in Westminster, careers are being made, or ruined. From a Home Secretary's attempts to unseat a Prime Minister, to a new Met Police Commissioner fighting for his job, to families torn apart: in Ten Days, Orange Prize-shortlisted author Gillian Slovo shows what happens when politics, policing and the hard realities of living in London explosively collide
The betrayal by Gillian Slovo( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politisk thriller om apartheid-politikken i Sydafrika
The riots : from spoken evidence by Gillian Slovo( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This verbatim play builds a real-time picture of the riots [in England in August 2011] as they unfolded. And then, from interviews with politicians, police, teachers, lawyers, community leaders, as well as victims and on-lookers, The Riots analyses what happened, why it happened, and what we should do towards making a better future for ourselves and our city."--Back cover
Morbid symptoms : a murder mystery by Gillian Slovo( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een freelance journaliste probeert de moord op een van haar collega's te ontrafelen
Façade by Gillian Slovo( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman om en kvinde i krise i dagens London
Close call by Gillian Slovo( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subverting apartheid : education, information and culture under emergency rule by Jim Corrigall( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red dust by Tom Hooper( Visual )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein schwarzer südafrikanischer Politiker soll vor der Wahrheitskommission über seine Folterhaft während der Apartheid berichten. Allerdings kommt er seiner Vergangenheit nur zögerlich auf die Spur, da er fürchtet, sich durch seine Aussage die politische Zukunft zu verbauen. Ein engagiert inszeniertes und überzeugend gespieltes Polit-Drama, das Wahrheit und ihre Ambivalenz geschickt zur Diskussion stellt und den Weg Südafrikas mit den Mitteln des Gerichtsfilms unterstützt. [film-dienst]
The General : the ordinary man who challenged Guantánamo by Ahmed Errachidi( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 11 September 2001, in a cafe in London, Ahmed Errachidi watched as the twin towers collapsed. He was appalled by the loss of innocent life. But he couldn't possibly have predicted how much of his own life he too would lose because of that day. This title tells the Ahmed's story
Every secret thing : my family, my country by Gillian Slovo( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the end of apartheid, Slovo returned to South Africa to reclaim her childhood - and to confront her mother's murderer. Delving into her past, she uncovered the parents she never knew. What she learned - about their public roles and their private lives, including their affairs - shocked and angered her but ultimately gave her the strength to make peace with the past. In a voice that makes the extraordinary sweep of history fresh and intimate, she brings sharply into focus all the brutality of the apartheid system. At the same time, she provides splendid glimpses of the leaders who, like her parents, fought against it
 
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Red dust
Alternative Names
Gillian Slovo escritora sudafricana

Gillian Slovo South African writer

Gillian Slovo südafrikanische Schriftstellerin, Journalistin und Filmproduzentin

Gillian Slovo Zuid-Afrikaans auteur

جيليان سلوفو، 1952-

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Ice roadTies of bloodBlack orchidsDeath by analysisDeath comes staccatoGuantanamo : 'honor bound to defend freedom'CatnapThe betrayal