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Memory of Birds In Time Of Revolution: Essays
The Memory of Birds in Time Revolutions is a collection of searching new essays by the acclaimed author of Returen to Paradise and True Confessions of an Albion Terrorist. Essaying his homeland, Africa, at the end of the twentieth century, Breyten Breytenbach offers penetrating insights on a variety of topics: the release of Nelson Mandela from prison ("Nelson Mandela is F ...more
Hardcover, 184 pages
Published January 31st 1996 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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He studied fine arts at the University of Cape Town and became a committed opponent of the policy of apartheid. He left South Africa for Paris in the early 1960s. When he married a French woman of Vietnamese ancestry, he was not allowed to return: The Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act (1949) and The Immorality Act (1950) made it a criminal offence for a white person to have any sexual relations w ...moreMore about Breyten Breytenbach...