Ttamkhulu Afrika

Tatamkhulu Afrika is a celebrated South African writer who died in 2002 at the age of 82. Born in Egypt of an Arab father and Turkish mother, but brought up by a white South African family, he led a colourful life (including imprisonment for his anti-apartheid activism) and only began writing in earnest in his seventies. Bitter Eden won the Olive Schreiner Prize for new or emergent talent. He is the author of 8 volumes of poetry and an autobiography.