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Breyten Breytenbach is a renowned poet, painter, activist, and novelist. He was born in in the small town of Bonnievale, South Africa. He studied fine arts at the University of Cape Town before immigrating in the late s to Paris, where he wrote much of his early poetry. His first published work, Die ysterkoei moet sweet The Iron Cow Must Sweat, was hailed as a triumph of Afrikaans poetry, breaking new ground in structure, metre, and imagery. In , Breytenbach returned to South Africa under a false name in order to form an underground organisation. He was arrested and charged with treason under the Terrorism Act and sentenced to nine years in prison, two of which he spent in solitary confinement.

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He is informally considered as the national poet laureate by Afrikaans -speaking South Africans of the region.

He also holds French citizenship. He is the brother of Jan Breytenbach , co-founder of the 1st Reconnaissance Commando of the South African Special Forces with whom he holds strongly opposing political views, and Cloete Breytenbach, a widely published war correspondent. He is the father of the French journalist Daphnee Breytenbach. His committed opposition to apartheid policy compelled him to leave South Africa for Paris , France , in the early s, where he married a French woman of Vietnamese ancestry, Yolande, due to which he was not allowed to return: The Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act of and The Immorality Act made it a criminal offence for a white person to have any sexual relations with a person of a different race.

On an illegal clandestine trip to South Africa in he was arrested and sentenced to nine years' imprisonment for high treason : his work The True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist describes aspects of his imprisonment. During his imprisonment, Breytenbach wrote the poem, Ballade van ontroue bemindes " Ballade of Unfaithful Lovers". Released in as a result of international protests, he returned to Paris and obtained French citizenship. Breytenbach's work includes numerous volumes of novels, poetry and essays, many of which are in Afrikaans.

Many have been translated from Afrikaans to English, and many were originally published in English. He is also known for his works of pictorial arts. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. South African writer and painter. This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in Afrikaans. August Click [show] for important translation instructions. Machine translation like DeepL or Google Translate is a useful starting point for translations, but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that the translation is accurate, rather than simply copy-pasting machine-translated text into the English Wikipedia.

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For more guidance, see Wikipedia:Translation. Breytenbach at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Verwoerd B. Vorster Jacob Zuma. Related topics. Painting Blue a sinking Ship. An Elegy Oorblyfsels. Prison poetry — Die ongedanste dans. Part One Boek.

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He is informally considered as the national poet laureate by Afrikaans -speaking South Africans of the region. He also holds French citizenship. He is the brother of Jan Breytenbach , co-founder of the 1st Reconnaissance Commando of the South African Special Forces with whom he holds strongly opposing political views, and Cloete Breytenbach, a widely published war correspondent. He is the father of the French journalist Daphnee Breytenbach. His committed opposition to apartheid policy compelled him to leave South Africa for Paris , France , in the early s, where he married a French woman of Vietnamese ancestry, Yolande, due to which he was not allowed to return: The Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act of and The Immorality Act made it a criminal offence for a white person to have any sexual relations with a person of a different race. On an illegal clandestine trip to South Africa in he was arrested and sentenced to nine years' imprisonment for high treason : his work The True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist describes aspects of his imprisonment. During his imprisonment, Breytenbach wrote the poem, Ballade van ontroue bemindes " Ballade of Unfaithful Lovers".

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Search more than 3, biographies of contemporary and classic poets. He studied at the University of Cape Town but left to travel Europe at age 20, settling in Paris in In , Breytenbach published his first poetry collection, Die ysterkoei moet sweet , in Afrikaans. Calder, A human rights activist, Breytenbach established an apartheid resistance group and was held as a political prisoner in South Africa for seven years.

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Breyten Breytenbach born 16 September is a South African writer and painter of great eminence. He is informally considered as the national poet laureate by Afrikaans-speaking South Africans of the region. He also holds French citizenship. His committed opposition to apartheid policy compelled him to leave South Africa for Paris, France, in the early s, where he married a

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