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Dennis Brutus

Dennis BrutusAKA Dennis Vincent Brutus

Born: 28-Nov-1924
Birthplace: Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia
Died: 26-Dec-2009
Location of death: Cape Town, South Africa
Cause of death: Cancer - Prostate

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet, Activist

Nationality: South Africa
Executive summary: Sirens, Knuckles and Boots

Former cellmate of Nelson Mandela.

Wife: May (until his death, eight children)
Son: Anthony

    University: University of the Witwatersrand
    University: BA English, Fort Hare College
    Professor: University of Denver
    Professor: African Literature, Northwestern University (1971-)
    Professor: University of Pittsburgh

    Civil Disobedience 18 months (protesting apartheid)
    Shot 1963 (attempting to escape)

Author of books:
Sirens, Knuckles and Boots (1963, poetry)
Letters to Martha and Other Poems from a South African Prison (1968, poetry)
A Simple Lust (1973, poetry)
China Poems (1975, poetry)
Stubborn Hope (1978, poetry)
Salutes and Censures (1982, poetry)
Airs and Tributes (1989, poetry)

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