Top 10 Iconic South African Writers Whose Books You Should Not Miss Reading

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South Africa is one of the most economically stable countries in Africa and its education sector has contributed a lot towards the growth. South Africa has produce a lot of writers who have gained prominence and recognition worldwide and it is also home to one of the most renowned authors in the world and two Nobel laureates for literature. However, out of the many talented writers, some have distinguished themselves through works that have amazed everyone and left the entire world in awe of their uniqueness. Some of South Africa’s best authors are outlined below, these are the 10 who have gained prominence over all the other both at home and outside the country. Lets start from number 10.

10. Breyten Breytenbach

Having been exiled to France because of a mixed race marriage, one can clearly see his understanding of apartheid thanks to his personal experience. His literary works depict the life of a white person in an apartheid South Africa. In his book, “The True Confessions Of An Albino Terrorist” he writes his works based on his seven years of incarceration after being charged with high treason. This writer effectively depicts in his works just how far apartheid would go.

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