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Afrikaner Poet, Painter and Dissident Breyten Breytenbach.

Afrikaner poet, painter and dissident Breyten Breytenbach. In 1975, Breytenbach was an anti-apartheid activist in exile. When he made a secret visit to his native South Africa, Breytenbach was arrested, charged for treason, and imprisoned for seven years. In his writing, Breytenbach "alternates outrage at South Africa's governmental policies of apartheid with love for his country and its landscape". Breytenbach's most recent work is "Return to Paradise" (Harcourt Brace). He's also written "A Season in Paradise," "Confessions of an Albino Terrorist," and many other volumes of poetry and essays.

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Other segments from the episode on November 22, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 22, 1993: Interview with Breyten Breytenbach; Interview with Art Linson.

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