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Achmat Dangor, Bitter Fruit. Cape Town: Kwela Books, 2001, 254 pp.
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Eleanor Anneh Dasi, ENS, University of Yaoundé 1, email@example.com
Emmaculate Manyu, ENS, University of Yaoundé 1, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Elizabeth Hale, University of New England, firstname.lastname@example.org
, b. 1948
Achmat Dangor is African writer of Asian and Dutch blood roots. He has written a number of books including Waiting for Leila (1981) and Khafka’s Curse (1997), all of which were influenced by the apartheid system of government of South Africa at the time. His anti-apartheid activism brought him close to the former South Africa leader, Nelson Mandela, and famous apartheid anti-campaigner, Destmund Tutu. He was one-time manager of the Nelson Mandela Trust Fund, as well as a Trust Fund set up by Tutu and other politicians to victims of the apartheid system and their families.
Young, Elaine. "Interview with Achmat Dangor." Kunapipi 24 (1&2) 2002 Full Version (2002): 52.
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Field, Roger. “Coming home, coming out: Achmat Dangor’s journeys through myth and Constantin Cavafy.” English Studies in Africa, 54(2), 2011, p. 103-117.
Liakos, Antonio. “The Making of the Greek History: The Construction of national time.” In Jacques Revel and Giovanni Levi (eds). Political Uses of the Past: The Recent Mediterranean Experience. London: Frank Cass, 2001, pp. 27-42.
Akpome, A., “Child and Youth Protagonists in Habila’s Measuring Time and Dangor’s Bitter Fruit”, Tydskrif vir Letterkunde, 2018, Vol.55(2), pp. 4-20.
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Sophocles. Oedipus Rex.