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The Shining Girl - Meet South African Author, Lauren Beukes →

Lauren Beukes will be launching her new novel, Broken Monsters, which is being released 1 July 2014 in South Africa. 

Her previous novels include The Shining GirlsZoo City, and Moxyland. As a screenwriter, Lauren worked on the satirical political puppet show, Z News and the travelogue of Archbishop Desmond Tutu: The South African Story. She’s written for Disney, and on South Africa’s animated TV series,URBO: The Adventures of Pax Afrika, which ran for 104 episodes from 2006-2009. She directed the documentary, Glitterboys & Ganglands in 2010. The film won best LGBT film at the San Diego Black Film Festival. She is currently adapting Zoo City.

Where? Winehouse Restaurant, Ten Bompas Boutique Hotel, 10 Bompas Road, Dunkeld
How much? R350 per head (this includes a three course meal, a talk by the author, Q&A with Amanda Patterson, and a book signing)
When? 10 July 2014 
How long? 18:00 for 18:30 until 21:30
RSVP? news@writerswrite.co.za

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15 Thought-Provoking Quotes about Youth →
16 June is a public holiday in South Africa. It commemorates the Soweto Riots of 1976 that began after a government edict declared that all instruction in black schools would be in Afrikaans.

Hector Pieterson, a black schoolchild shot by the police during a peaceful protest march, showed the brutalities of the Apartheid regime. In the weeks that followed more than 700 people - mostly youth - were killed.

Youth Day reminds South Africans of the importance of its youth, and bring the message that the country never wants to see those days again.

15 Thought-Provoking Quotes about Youth

  1. The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  2. There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all. ~Jacqueline Kennedy
  3. When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young. ~Maya Angelou
  4. When you’re young, you think everything you do is disposable. You move from now to now, crumpling time up in your hands, tossing it away. You’re your own speeding car. You think you can get rid of things, and people too—leave them behind. You don’t yet know about the habit they have, of coming back. ~Margaret Atwood
  5. Youth offers the promise of happiness, but life offers the realities of grief. ~Nicholas Sparks
  6. Everyone believes in his youth that the world really began with him, and that all merely exist for his sake. ~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  7. To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable. ~Oscar Wilde
  8. The youth do not see the old. They are not programmed to see the old, who are cancelled, negated, wiped out. ~Doris Lessing
  9. The excesses of our youth are drafts upon our old age, payable with interest, about thirty years after date. ~Charles Caleb Colton
  10. It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it; but the young know they are wretched. ~ W Somerset Maugham
  11. It was good that God kept the truths of life from the young as they were starting out or else they’d have no heart to start at all. ~Cormac McCarthy
  12. Yes, of course we were pretentious — what else is youth for? ~Julian Barnes
  13. It must be wonderful to be seventeen, and to know everything. ~Arthur C. Clarke
  14. I’m not young enough to know everything. ~JM Barrie
  15. What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured. ~Kurt Vonnegut

chosen by Amanda Patterson

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Happy Birthday, Lauren Beukes, born 5 June 1976
10 Quotes 
Finish the damn book. Nothing else matters. Stop second-guessing yourself and write it through to the end. You don’t know what you have until you’ve finished it. You don’t know how to fix it until it’s all down on the page.
Do a writing course or find a freelance editor who offers pro-manuscript evaluation and editing for reasonable rates. 
I did my MA in Creative Writing at the University of Cape Town and had wonderful lecturers, visiting writers and my supervisor push me and my writing and force me to finish my novel.
In South Africa, we have a great expression, “picking up stompies” (cigarette stubs) which means eavesdropping on snippets of a conversation and jumping to conclusions. I pick up a lot of stompies, from stuff I’ve read or seen or overheard or a news story or an advertising billboard or something half-glanced from the car windows – and I use that as a jumping off point.
The inside of my head looks like a crazy person hoarder house. Full of useless things that sometimes, if I’m lucky, come together in interesting and surprising ways.
I can tell you how I did it, which was 10% talent, 10 % sheer bloody luck and 80% hard work and rolling with the gut punches.
Revise and revise and then polish until that bastard gleams. Then find an agent who suits your work. It’s like dating, you want to pick the person who is right for you and your work.
I believe in writer’s procrastination. The way to get through a block is to chip away at it, a sentence at a time. Or step away, do something else and sneak around it when the block’s not looking.
Ideas develop like polaroids in my head. I always know my beginnings and my endings.
Be cheeky, but nice. Ask for the things you want; the worst anyone can say is no, but if they do, handle rejection with grace and style. This ties in very well with my other life philosophy which is: don’t be an asshat.
(Quotes found on Lauren Beukes’s Website)
Beukes is a South African novelist, short story writer, journalist and TV scriptwriter. She is the author of The Shining Girls.
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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

Happy Birthday, Lauren Beukes, born 5 June 1976

10 Quotes 

  1. Finish the damn book. Nothing else matters. Stop second-guessing yourself and write it through to the end. You don’t know what you have until you’ve finished it. You don’t know how to fix it until it’s all down on the page.
  2. Do a writing course or find a freelance editor who offers pro-manuscript evaluation and editing for reasonable rates. 
  3. I did my MA in Creative Writing at the University of Cape Town and had wonderful lecturers, visiting writers and my supervisor push me and my writing and force me to finish my novel.
  4. In South Africa, we have a great expression, “picking up stompies” (cigarette stubs) which means eavesdropping on snippets of a conversation and jumping to conclusions. I pick up a lot of stompies, from stuff I’ve read or seen or overheard or a news story or an advertising billboard or something half-glanced from the car windows – and I use that as a jumping off point.
  5. The inside of my head looks like a crazy person hoarder house. Full of useless things that sometimes, if I’m lucky, come together in interesting and surprising ways.
  6. I can tell you how I did it, which was 10% talent, 10 % sheer bloody luck and 80% hard work and rolling with the gut punches.
  7. Revise and revise and then polish until that bastard gleams. Then find an agent who suits your work. It’s like dating, you want to pick the person who is right for you and your work.
  8. I believe in writer’s procrastination. The way to get through a block is to chip away at it, a sentence at a time. Or step away, do something else and sneak around it when the block’s not looking.
  9. Ideas develop like polaroids in my head. I always know my beginnings and my endings.
  10. Be cheeky, but nice. Ask for the things you want; the worst anyone can say is no, but if they do, handle rejection with grace and style. This ties in very well with my other life philosophy which is: don’t be an asshat.

(Quotes found on Lauren Beukes’s Website)

Beukes is a South African novelist, short story writer, journalist and TV scriptwriter. She is the author of The Shining Girls.

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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

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Reconsider South Africa →

Watch this and you’ll reconsider what you think you know.

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#South Africa 
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. ~Dr Seuss
Guest Speaker - 18 June 2014
Meet our special guest speaker, Susan Lewis, international best-selling author of 31 novels. Susan will be in Johannesburg to promote her latest novel, Never Say Goodbye. 
Secrets of a Memoirist – How to write your memoirs
7,14,21,28 June 2014 (Johannesburg)25-28 June 2014 (Durban) 
Business Writing – How to write for business
19-20 June (Johannesburg)23-24 June (Durban) 
Writers Write – How to write a book
23-26 June 2014 (Johannesburg) 
If you want more details on any of these, please email news@writerswrite.co.za

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. ~Dr Seuss

Guest Speaker - 18 June 2014

Meet our special guest speaker, Susan Lewis, international best-selling author of 31 novels. Susan will be in Johannesburg to promote her latest novel, Never Say Goodbye

Secrets of a Memoirist – How to write your memoirs

7,14,21,28 June 2014 (Johannesburg)
25-28 June 2014 (Durban) 

Business Writing – How to write for business

19-20 June (Johannesburg)
23-24 June (Durban) 

Writers Write – How to write a book

23-26 June 2014 (Johannesburg) 

If you want more details on any of these, please email news@writerswrite.co.za

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#Writers Write  #June 2014  #Writing Events  #Writing Courses  #South Africa 
Meet Best-Selling Author, Susan Lewis →

Meet our special guest speaker, Susan Lewis, international best-selling author of more than 30 novels. Susan is coming to South Africa to promote her latest novel, Never Say Goodbye. 

Susan has led an intriguing life. She started working in television, and when she wanted to become a producer, she was told “Oh, go away and write something.” So she did. After becoming a best-selling author, she lived in the South of France and then in Hollywood. She finally sold her house on the Riviera in 2010 and now lives in Gloucestershire. Visit her website to read more. 

And all of this while writing best-seller after best-seller. We don’t know how she does it, but we can’t wait to meet her. We hope you join us.

Where? The Marion on Nicol, Cnr Stirling & Hamilton Roads, Hurlingham, Johannesburg
How much? R350 per head (this includes a three course meal, a talk by the author, Q&A with Amanda Patterson, and a book signing)
When? 18 June 2014 
How long? 18:00 for 18:30 until 21:30

RSVP? news@writerswrite.co.za

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The Top 12 Quotes about Politicians →
South Africans are voting in the National Elections today. We hope you enjoy these quotes about politicians as much as we do.
  1. He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career. ~George Bernard Shaw
  2. In the present case it is a little inaccurate to say I hate everything. I am strongly in favour of common sense, common honesty and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible to any public office. ~H.L. Mencken
  3. Today’s public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can’t read them either. ~Gore Vidal
  4. The difference between a politician and a statesman is that a politician thinks about the next election while the statesman think about the next generation. ~Hillary Rodham Clinton
  5. Politicians: Pinocchios with nose jobs. ~Bauvard
  6. Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke. ~Will Rogers
  7. Politicians and diapers should be changed frequently and all for the same reason. ~José Maria de Eça de Queiroz
  8. Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against. ~W.C. Fields
  9. When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow
  10. Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. ~Doug Larson
  11. If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal. ~Emma Goldman
  12. We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~Aesop

by Amanda Patterson

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The Top 12 Funny Quotes about Freedom →

Freedom Day is a public holiday in South Africa. It is celebrated every year on 27 April. The first democratic and non-racial national elections were held on 27 April 1994.

The Google Doodle, 27 April 2014, celebrates 20 years of Freedom Day in South Africa.

To celebrate the holiday I thought it would be fun to look for quirky, irreverent quotations about freedom. I hope you enjoy them. (Please add your favourite freedom quotes in the comments section below.)

The Top 12 Funny Quotes about Freedom

  1. The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off. ~Gloria Steinem
  2. Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin. ~John Green
  3. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. ~George Orwell
  4. You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once. ~Robert A. Heinlein
  5. Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another. ~Toni Morrison
  6. The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. ~Albert Camus
  7. People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. ~Soren Kierkegaard
  8. Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you. ~Jean-Paul Sartre
  9. Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say? ~Kurt Vonnegut
  10. What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist. ~Salman Rushdie
  11. The things you own end up owning you. It’s only after you lose everything that you’re free to do anything. ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  12. The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you. ~David Foster Wallace

by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

— 2 months ago with 64 notes
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Elections 2014: Seven Reasons to Communicate Clearly →

Are you as annoyed as I am when you listen to politicians? 

With the elections in South Africa on 7 May 2014, I thought candidates would at least try to communicate clearly. I don’t understand what most of them are saying, and I don’t care about their messages because of this. I am tired of jargon and ambiguity. I wish someone would just say what they mean.

When we communicate in plain language, misunderstandings disappear. Readers actually read our information and use it. Our audience listens and understands. We don’t spend precious time explaining what we meant.

Communicating in plain language

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The Top Seven Tips for Writing Emails →

Emails have become the most common way for most people to communicate. We often don’t have the time to use the telephone, and if we do try, we seem to get lost in call centre hell. Getting in touch via email seems perfect. The problem with this lies in the messages created by writers who don’t understand email etiquette, and care even less for spelling and grammar. 

If you’re prepared to saunter up to a potential client and high five them in the street with dirty hands, nothing I can say will help you. If you do care about first impressions, I hope these email tips improve your communication skills.

The Top Seven Tips for Writing Emails

1.  Break it up
White space is better than one big block of writing. It is off-putting to read five thoughts in one long paragraph. Break up your email, and try to limit what you’re asking, or saying, to only three things per email.

2.  Spellcheck
Don’t neglect the basics of your email. A page that is filled with mistakes could lead to you losing business, or being misunderstood.

3.  Write a letter
First impressions count. Use the professional appearance of a letter. Include a greeting, paragraphs, and your signature. This gives readers the idea that you care about the impact you have on them. They perceive you as professional.

4.  Respect 
Internet slang is not recommended. Words should be spelled out in full. It is easier to read and it shows you care about grammar. If writing isn’t your strength, at least make the effort to check your email with grammar software.

5.  Dear ?
Avoid basic mistakes. These include incorrectly spelled email addresses, sending emails to the wrong recipient, and incorrectly spelled names. People don’t like it when you do this.

6.  Say it out loud
Read your entire email out loud. Does it flow? Does it make sense? When you hear what you’ve written, it is easier to fix your mistakes.

7.  Calm down
Never send an email when you’re angry. You will write things that you will regret.

If you make any of these mistakes, it may not be the end of the world, but it does give the impression that you couldn’t really be bothered to check what you’re doing. A reasonable client will probably ask if he or she really wants to do business with someone like that. If you want to succeed in business, take time to get this right.

Email news@writerswrite.co.za to find out more about our business writing course, The Plain Language Programme. 

by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

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#The Top Seven Tips for Writing Emails  #Writing Tips  #Business  #Amanda Patterson  #South Africa 
Happy Birthday, Darrel Bristow-Bovey, born 6 April 1971
Nine Quotes
The books I’ve read, even if I never read them again, mean more to me than any words I’ve written. I don’t mean to be melodramatic, but try as I might, I can’t bring myself to think of myself as anything more than the sum of the books I own.
It’s like Paris in the 1920s out there, only more middle-aged and without the cheap cost of living. If each unpublished word currently sloshing around desktop folders titled ‘Novel’ were a droplet of water, we’d all be knee-deep and complaining how CNN doesn’t care about floods in the Third World. 
Perhaps it is just a form of delusion or narcissism, but there are worse ways of being delusional and narcissistic than trying to forge from language something simultaneously real and imaginary, something that – if it comes out right – will make the world at once larger and more beautiful. Maybe, in these days of connectedness and status updates, the novel is still that thing that best offers the promise of sharing our inner worlds and curing the nagging, unshakeable loneliness of not being read. 
Friedrich Nietzsche once said: “Only a damn fool can sum up his worldview in a quote.”
I do sometimes wonder how other people make a living, and what I can do when my luck runs out. The answer is if I stopped being able to make a living with words, I’d probably die. Not in some wafty spiritual way, but in a literal, hungry way.
People asking you questions very seldom have your best interests at heart.
I write about things that interest me – or at least, I do when I’m writing well. I suspect I’m really writing to make my dad proud of me.
I would like to write several novels while people still read novels. I would like to fulfil some of the potential I still feel I have, while I feel I still have it. I would like to die very old and very happy, five minutes after my wife does (I don’t mean that in a creepy way, like I’m planning a murder-suicide).
Because you have to know when to stop listening. You can’t believe them when they tell you that you’re not a writer. If you listen, then there will be nothing of you left and you will never write again.
Read my 2007 interview with Darrel here and follow this link to read more of his columns. Some of the quotes were taken from these columns and this interview.
Bristow-Bovey is a South African multi award-winning travel writer, scriptwriter, author and columnist. He won the Sir Percy Fitzpatrick Prize for fiction for SuperZero, his novel for young readers, and he was a finalist for the Caine Prize for African Writing.
by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

Happy Birthday, Darrel Bristow-Bovey, born 6 April 1971

Nine Quotes

  1. The books I’ve read, even if I never read them again, mean more to me than any words I’ve written. I don’t mean to be melodramatic, but try as I might, I can’t bring myself to think of myself as anything more than the sum of the books I own.
  2. It’s like Paris in the 1920s out there, only more middle-aged and without the cheap cost of living. If each unpublished word currently sloshing around desktop folders titled ‘Novel’ were a droplet of water, we’d all be knee-deep and complaining how CNN doesn’t care about floods in the Third World. 
  3. Perhaps it is just a form of delusion or narcissism, but there are worse ways of being delusional and narcissistic than trying to forge from language something simultaneously real and imaginary, something that – if it comes out right – will make the world at once larger and more beautiful. Maybe, in these days of connectedness and status updates, the novel is still that thing that best offers the promise of sharing our inner worlds and curing the nagging, unshakeable loneliness of not being read. 
  4. Friedrich Nietzsche once said: “Only a damn fool can sum up his worldview in a quote.”
  5. I do sometimes wonder how other people make a living, and what I can do when my luck runs out. The answer is if I stopped being able to make a living with words, I’d probably die. Not in some wafty spiritual way, but in a literal, hungry way.
  6. People asking you questions very seldom have your best interests at heart.
  7. I write about things that interest me – or at least, I do when I’m writing well. I suspect I’m really writing to make my dad proud of me.
  8. I would like to write several novels while people still read novels. I would like to fulfil some of the potential I still feel I have, while I feel I still have it. I would like to die very old and very happy, five minutes after my wife does (I don’t mean that in a creepy way, like I’m planning a murder-suicide).
  9. Because you have to know when to stop listening. You can’t believe them when they tell you that you’re not a writer. If you listen, then there will be nothing of you left and you will never write again.

Read my 2007 interview with Darrel here and follow this link to read more of his columns. Some of the quotes were taken from these columns and this interview.

Bristow-Bovey is a South African multi award-winning travel writer, scriptwriter, author and columnist. He won the Sir Percy Fitzpatrick Prize for fiction for SuperZero, his novel for young readers, and he was a finalist for the Caine Prize for African Writing.

by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

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#Darrel Bristow-Bovey  #Literary Birthday  #Writers Write  #Amanda Patterson  #south africa 
All the world's a stage - World Theatre Day →

World Theatre Day was created in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute (ITI). It is celebrated annually on the 27th March by ITI Centres and the international theatre community. 

Each year, a message is written by a theatre luminary. Past messages have been given by people like Laurence Oliver, John Malkovich, Pablo Neruda, Richard Burton, and Judi Dench. 

The author of the Message of World Theatre Day 2014 is the South African playwright, designer, director and installation maker Brett Bailey.

Brett Bailey’s Message

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The Writers Write Interview - Chris Ryan →

During the Gulf War, Chris Ryan was the only member of an eight-man unit to escape from Iraq, where three colleagues were killed and four captured. He was awarded the Military Medal. He wrote about his experiences in the best-seller The One That Got Away, which was adapted for screen. Since then he has written three other works of non-fiction, fourteen best-selling novels and a series of childrens’ books.

Read our interview here.

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#The Writers Write Interview - Chris Ryan  #Chris Ryan  #Writers Write  #South Africa 
Happy Birthday, Olive Schreiner, born 24 March 1855, died 11 December 1920
10 Quotes
Perhaps the old monks were right when they tried to root love out; perhaps the poets are right when they try to water it. It is a blood-red flower, with the colour of sin; but there is always the scent of a god about it.
How hard it is to make your thoughts look anything but imbecile fools when you paint them with ink on paper.
When the curtain falls no one is ready.
Of all cursed places under the sun, where the hungriest soul can hardly pick up a few grains of knowledge, a girls boarding-school is the worst. They are called finishing schools, and the name tells accurately what they are. They finish everything but imbecility and weakness, and that they cultivate. They are nicely adapted machines for experimenting on the question, Into how little space a human being can be crushed?
Everything has two sides - the outside that is ridiculous, and the inside that is solemn.
No good work is ever done while the heart is hot and anxious and fretted.
Men are like the earth and we are the moon; we turn always one side to them, and they think there is no other, because they don’t see it - but there is.
My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those that are sad. 
Our fathers had their dreams; we have ours; the generation that follows will have its own. Without dreams and phantoms man cannot exist.
Wisdom never kicks at the iron walls it can’t bring down.
Schreiner was a South African author, anti-war campaigner and intellectual. She is remembered for her novel The Story of an African Farm which has been highly acclaimed ever since its was published in 1883.
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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

Happy Birthday, Olive Schreiner, born 24 March 1855, died 11 December 1920

10 Quotes

  1. Perhaps the old monks were right when they tried to root love out; perhaps the poets are right when they try to water it. It is a blood-red flower, with the colour of sin; but there is always the scent of a god about it.
  2. How hard it is to make your thoughts look anything but imbecile fools when you paint them with ink on paper.
  3. When the curtain falls no one is ready.
  4. Of all cursed places under the sun, where the hungriest soul can hardly pick up a few grains of knowledge, a girls boarding-school is the worst. They are called finishing schools, and the name tells accurately what they are. They finish everything but imbecility and weakness, and that they cultivate. They are nicely adapted machines for experimenting on the question, Into how little space a human being can be crushed?
  5. Everything has two sides - the outside that is ridiculous, and the inside that is solemn.
  6. No good work is ever done while the heart is hot and anxious and fretted.
  7. Men are like the earth and we are the moon; we turn always one side to them, and they think there is no other, because they don’t see it - but there is.
  8. My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those that are sad. 
  9. Our fathers had their dreams; we have ours; the generation that follows will have its own. Without dreams and phantoms man cannot exist.
  10. Wisdom never kicks at the iron walls it can’t bring down.

Schreiner was a South African author, anti-war campaigner and intellectual. She is remembered for her novel The Story of an African Farm which has been highly acclaimed ever since its was published in 1883.

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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

— 4 months ago with 53 notes
#olive schreiner  #Literary Birthday  #amanda patterson  #Writers Write  #South Africa