Rose Zwi

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Rose Zwi (born 8 May 1928) is a South African writer best known for her work about the immigrants in that country. Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, to Jewish refugees from Lithuania, her family moved to South Africa when she was a young girl. In 1967 Zwi graduated from the University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg) with a BA (Hons) in English Literature.[1]

Zwi lived briefly in Israel, but returned to South Africa until 1988 when she relocated to Australia. She became an Australian citizen in 1992 and now lives in Sydney, New South Wales.

Another Year in Africa[edit]

Another Year in Africa is set in a fictional town of Mayfontein, near Johannesburg in the late 1930s and early 1940s. The novel is a chronicle of exile, alienation and assimilation centering a Jewish community of Lithuanian descent.[2]



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  1. ^ "Zwi, Rose". AustLit Agent. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 
  2. ^ Angelfors, C. & Olaussen,M (eds)2009, Africa Writing Europe: Opposition, Juxtaposition, Entanglement, Editions Rodopi B.V, The Netherlands.Viewed 29 August 2014 <>
  3. ^ "Olive Schreiner Prize Winners". The English Academy of Southern Africa. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 
  4. ^ "1994 Human Rights Medal and Awards". Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. Retrieved 2007-08-11.