Famous Authors from South Africa

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List of the most popular authors from South Africa, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous South African authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable South African writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

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This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from South Africa?" and "Who are the best South African authors?"

For further information on these historic South African authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated South African authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.
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    A handbook of Tswana law and custom, Rainmaking rites of Tswana tribes, ...

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    The terrorist, Shouting at the crocodile, The family reunion

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    Andrew Murray is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa

    Teach Me To Pray, Not My Will, Working for God!

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    Ali the lion, The South African Autobiography, Kilvert's Diary

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    Ahmed Deedat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa

    The choice, What the Bible Says About Muhammad, Crucifixion or ...

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    Peter Abrahams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa

    A night of their own, Wild conquest, Return to Goli

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    Basil Rathbone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa

    In & Out of Character

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    Sandile^! the fall of the Xhosa Nation, De La Rey--Lion of the West, The ...

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    Ronald Harwood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa

    The Dresser, Taking Sides, The Pianist and Taking Sides

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    Tar éis an aifrinn, Humour Is on Me, Between the acts and other poems

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    The Late Bourgeois World, A Sport of Nature, The Conservationist

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    J. M. Coetzee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa

    Waiting for the Barbarians, Slow Man, Youth: Scenes from Provincial Life ...

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    Long Walk to Freedom, The Essential Nelson Mandela, L'apartheid

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    An Act of Terror, The Novel, Imaginings of Sand

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    Athol Fugard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa

    Hello And Goodbye, Boesman and Lena, My Children! My Africa!

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    Accidental Nanny, A Masterful Man, Playboy Lover

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    The Diamond Hunters, THE BURNING SHORE, Rage

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    The meaning of Jewish history, Israel in the world, Diplomacy for the next ...

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    Antony Sher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa

    Year of the king, Primo Time, Beside Myself

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    Alan Paton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa

    Cry^! the Beloved Country, Kontakion For You Departed, Spark Notes Cry^!

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    Laurens van der Post is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa

    The seed and the sower, The Lost World of the Kalahari, Feather Fall

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    Bobbie Dazzler, Kiss kiss, Little Humpty

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    Dog Heart: A Memoir, Mouroir, Boklied

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    The Land of Green Ginger, Tales of Mystery and Revenge, Edward^! My Son ...

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    Judith, Cry of Morning, Tread Softly in This Place

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    Bryce Courtenay is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa

    April Fool's Day, The Power of One, Sylvia

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    The free state

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    Estabelecer o poder popular para servir as massas, A nossa luta, Unidade ...

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    Watch for the dawn, Rags of glory, Gazella

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    Roy Campbell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa

    The Georgiad, The wayzgoose, Flowering rifle

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    Karel Schoeman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa

    Another country, Die Uur Van Die Engel, Die jare

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    Never Kiss A Stranger, Untitled Gabriel Book 2, The original sin

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    The Island, Sizwe Banzi Is Dead

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    Most Wanted, Marlene Dumas, The question of human pink

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    The Gooseberry Fool, The Steam Pig, Snake

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    The wanderers, Man Must Live, Es'kia

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    The very merry widow Moira

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    Finance, Business and the Business of Life, How to Get the Most Out of ...

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    Beverley Naidoo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa

    No turning back, Chain of Fire, Web of Lies

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    Marguerite

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    The glass barrier, Veronica, Pack and follow

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    His Dark Materials, Lulu, Mrs Klein

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    Vlieg, Arend, Vlieg Hoog!

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    The Diversity Myth: Multiculturalism and the Politics of Intolerance at ...

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    Our Story Magic, Stories Of Africa, Nozi^! Madrina De Libros

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    El Juego Corto, Ernie Els' Guide to Golf Fitness, Juego Corto^! El - ...

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    Is there a national agenda and who sets it?, A nation at work for a better ...

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    Fifty-Fifty

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    Winston Ntshona is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa

    The Island, Sizwe Banzi Is Dead

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    I never say anything provocative, The wit & wisdom of John ...

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