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Tag Archives | Biography

Author Profile: Annie Bell

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History . Annie Bell trained as a chef and spent several years as cookery writer for Vogue, then as food writer on The Independent. She has been the principal cookery writer on the Mail on Sunday YOU magazine for many years, and she was winner of the Guild of Food Writers’ Journalist of the Year […]

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Author Profile: Martinique Stilwell

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History . Martinique Stilwell was born in Johannesburg in 1967. From the age of 9 until she turned 16 she sailed around the world with her family. She studied at Wits University in Johannesburg and has practiced medicine in South Africa & Canada. Stilwell currently resides in Cape Town where she works as an aneasthetist.[1] […]

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Author Profile: Anton Kannemeyer

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History . Anton Kannemeyer, AKA Joe Dog, has been publishing and exhibiting his work since 1992, the year he and Conrad Botes founded Bitterkomix as students at the University of Stellenbosch. Based in Cape Town, Kannemeyer exhibits regularly in South Africa, Europe and the United States. Previous books include Pappa in Afrika (2010) and The Big […]

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Author Profile: Anton Walker

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History . As a school boy Anton Walker traveled with his father to India and Nepal in 1984 to view the tigers and one-horned Indian rhinos in the wild. Walker largely grew up at Lapalala Wilderness where his parents assisted the late Dale Parker in the establishment of the reserve which has become an important […]

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Author Profile: Antony Frost

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History . Antony Frost’s contribution to HR management has earned him the highest respect in this field. Frost is an honorary fellow of the Institute of Personnel Management, for which he also served as president for two years, and was a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Forum of SHRM. He served five […]

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Author Profile: Charles van Onselen

History . Charles van Onselen was educated at the Universities of Rhodes and Oxford. He has written extensively on 19th and 20th century South Africa. In 1983, his work on the social and economic history of the Witwatersrand won the Trevor Reese Memorial Prize for outstanding achievement in Commonwealth and Imperial history. Van Onselen is […]

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Author Profile: Johnny Steinberg

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History . Jonny Steinberg was born and bred in South Africa. he is the author of the critically acclaimed Three-Letter Plague as well as Midlands and The Number, which both won South Africa’s premier non-fiction prize, the Sunday Times Alan Paton award. Steinberg was educated at University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Oxford, where […]

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Author Profile: David Robbins

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History . David Robbins has spent the past 20 years writing about southern Africa in his distinctive travel-genre style. He recently completed his trilogy of South African travel books that began with the award-winning The 29th Parallel and ended with After the Dance. Robbins, who was born in the Eastern Cape and now lives in […]

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Author Profile: Sol Plaatje

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History . Solomon Tsekisho Plaatje was a politician, journalist, human rights campaigner, novelist and translator at the turn of the 19th century – one of the most gifted and versatile black South Africans of his generation. Plaatje devoted his many talents to one overriding cause: the struggle of the African people against injustice & dispossession. […]

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Author Profile: Margie Orford

History . Margie Orford, an award-winning journalist and internationally acclaimed writer, is the author of the Clare Hart series. Her novels have been translated into nine languages. She was born in London and grew up in Namibia, the setting for Blood Rose, her highly acclaimed second novel in the series. A Fulbright Scholar, she was […]

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