Andre Brink

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Andre Brink

Birth
Vrede, Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality, Free State, South Africa
Death 6 Feb 2015 (aged 79)
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 142318984 · View Source
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Author. A writer known for his challenge to apartheid government in South Africa, he will perhaps be best remembered for his penning of the novel "A Dry White Season" (1979). The work was made into a 1990 motion picture adaptation. Born Andre Philippus Brink, felt compassion at an early age for those who suffered from the apartheid system and documented his feeling in poetry during his early youth. Brink began writing in Afrikaans but by the mid 1960s, he included English texts. He studied Comparative Literature in Paris and taught for many years at universities in South Africa. His first prominent book "Looking on Darkness" (1973) was banned by the South African Government, due to his views on human rights. Marlon Brando received an Academy Award nomination for his part in the film adaptation of "A Dry White Season" (1989). During the course of his career, Brink totaled 20 novels.

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