Breyten Breytenbach

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Breyten Breytenbach

Breyten Breytenbach (; born 16 September 1939) is a South African writer and painter known for his opposition to apartheid, and consequent imprisonment by the South African government. He is informally considered as the national poet laureate by Afrikaans-speaking South Africans of the region. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Breyten Breytenbach has received more than 162,280 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,202nd most popular writer.

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  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.29

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  • 2.83

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Among writers, Breyten Breytenbach ranks 3,195 out of 4,883Before him are Liza Marklund, Mahmoud Shabestari, Glen A. Larson, Gerbrand Bredero, Zsigmond Móricz, and Siegfried Sassoon. After him are Nick Hornby, Arthur Young, Marcel Arland, David Lagercrantz, Simin Behbahani, and Karl Ove Knausgård.

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Among people born in 1939, Breyten Breytenbach ranks 227Before him are Zeng Qinghong, Ekaterina Maximova, Tigran Mansurian, Dean Corll, Stephen Cook, and Brigitte Fontaine. After him are Igor Chislenko, Bobby Hull, Ryozo Suzuki, Jaime Paz Zamora, Corin Redgrave, and Gösta Ekman.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Breyten Breytenbach ranks 69 out of 220Before him are Laurens van der Post (1906), Jamie Uys (1921), Trevor Jones (1949), Koos de la Rey (1847), Nico Diederichs (1903), and Piet Retief (1780). After him are Gary Player (1935), Bevil Rudd (1894), Wilfrid Napier (1941), Abdullah Ibrahim (1934), Oscar Pistorius (1986), and Alan Paton (1903).

Among WRITERS In South Africa

Among writers born in South Africa, Breyten Breytenbach ranks 8Before him are J. M. Coetzee (1940), Nadine Gordimer (1923), Peter Abrahams (1919), André Brink (1935), Ronald Harwood (1934), and Laurens van der Post (1906). After him are Alan Paton (1903), Bessie Head (1937), and Athol Fugard (1932).