The book traces the relevance of Nadine Gordimer''s apartheid theme to the contemporary world. Gordimer''s fictional depiction of countries ripped by conflicts offers a ray of hope that any dismal situation will see the light of day. Also, any solution is the source for new problems.The world progresses through the rugged path of battling interests of warring factions. Violence is a continuum. Gordimer perceives that apartheid is only one of the many forms of manifestation of man''s inhumanity.There is also a study of Gordimer''s women characters engaged in the political struggle. Gordimer''s novels are a testimony to the fact that she is one of the greatest among women political novelists. The book also deals with the themes of the writer from a postcolonial perspective.