Breyten Breytenbach

An outspoken human rights activist, Breyten Breytenbach is a poet, painter, memoirist, essayist, and novelist. His paintings and drawings have been exhibited around the world. Born in South Africa, he emigrated to Paris in the late โ€˜60s and became deeply involved in the anti-Apartheid movement. Author of Mouroir, A Season in Paradise, The True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist, Dog Heart, The Memory of Birds in Times of Revolution, A Veil of Footsteps, among many others, Breytenbach received the Alan Paton Award for Return to Paradise in 1994 and the prestigious Hertzog Prize for Poetry for Papierblom in 1999 and for Die Windvanger (Windcatcher) in 2008.

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