Alex La Guma, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Alex La Guma

South African novelist

Date of Birth: 20-Feb-1925

Place of Birth: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Date of Death: 11-Oct-1985

Profession: writer, politician, author, journalist

Nationality: South Africa

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Alex La Guma

  • Alex La Guma (20 February 1924 – 11 October 1985) was a South African novelist, leader of the South African Coloured People’s Organisation (SACPO) and a defendant in the Treason Trial, whose works helped characterise the movement against the apartheid era in South Africa.
  • La Guma's vivid style, distinctive dialogue, and realistic, sympathetic portrayal of oppressed groups have made him one of the most notable South African writers of the 20th century.
  • La Guma was awarded the 1969 Lotus Prize for Literature.

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