The text city lovers is about the interracial love story of Dr. Franz Josef von Leinsdorf, a geologist, and a poor, uneducated colored girl. It’s written by Nadine Gordimer and was published in 1972.
In the beginning we hear about Dr. Von Leinsdorf’s passion for mining and the discovery of minerals and his position as a senior in the company.
Leinsdorf is a well-liked man, whom most men and women think is good looking and yet he isn’t even married.
He lives in a flat near a supermarket where the colored girl works. One day he went to do his usual shopping and noticed that his preferred brand of razors was out of stock.