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Breyten Breytenbach

A native of South Africa, Breyten Breytenbach is a distinguished painter, activist and prolific writer. He has authored numerous novels, short story compilations, essays and dramatic works. From 1975- 1982, he was a political prisoner serving two terms of solitary confinement in South African prisons. Today Professor Breytenbach is a Global Distinguished Professor of creative writing at New York University.