Breyten Breytenbach

(1939) is a South African poet, novelist, playwright, and political activist.


“At the dark heart of global insecurity we will find poverty, endemic and grinding and growing worse […] At the heart of our barbaric new age, however much dollied up by the gadgets of modernism, we find fundamentalists exterminating one another […] At the whitewashed heart of our so-called enlightened world we still find the same obdurate and institutionalized discrimination against women.” Breyten Breytenbach on global inequality and the predicament of Africa.