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Breyten Breytenbach at the Kelly Writers House, December 4, 2008Add to Queue

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A native of South Africa, Breyten Breytenbach is a distinguished painter, activist and writer of more than 30 books of poetry and fiction, as well as essays and dramatic works in both Afrikaans and English. A committed opponent of apartheid, Breytenbach established the resistance group "Okhela" for which he wrote the platform. From 1975-1982, he was a political prisoner serving two terms of solitary confinement in South African prisons. His most renowned work is the four-volume memoir of this odyssey: A Season in Paradise (1973), The True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist (1983), Return to Paradise (1991), and Dog Heart: A Memoir (1999) have been translated into more than a dozen languages. For more information or to view a full recording of this event, visit http://writing.upenn.edu/wh/calendar/1208.php#4

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