Dennis Brutus: Poet and Political Activist (Discovering History's Heroes)

Dennis Brutus: Poet and Political Activist (Discovering History's Heroes)

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Dennis Brutus was a poet and human rights activist whose works centered on his sufferings and those of his fellow blacks in South Africa.

For fourteen years, Dennis taught English and Afrikaans in South Africa. As the white minority government increased restrictions on the black population, he became involved in a series of anti-apartheid related activities, including efforts to end discrimination in sports. The government subsequently banned him from teaching, writing, publishing, attending social or political meetings, and pursuing his studies.

In 1963, his refusal to abide by the ban resulted in eighteen months of hard labor on Robben Island, alongside Nelson Mandela. Forbidden to write or publish after his release, Brutus left South Africa in 1966 for England and then the United States, and is now recognized as one of the prominent voices in the anti-apartheid movement.

ISBN: 9781534462359

Published Date: May 1, 2021

Publisher: Aladdin

Language: English

Page Count: 146

Size: 7.67" l x 5.17" w x 0.54" h

Age Classification: Ages 6 to 8