Dennis Brutus Biography

Poet (1924–2009)
Dennis Brutus was a poet whose works center on his sufferings and those of his fellow blacks in South Africa.


As the white minority government in South Africa restricted the black population, Dennis Brutus became involved in a series of antiapartheid-related activities, and his first collection of poetry, Sirens, Knuckles and Boots, was published while he was in prison for such activities. Later works continue in the protest vein, noting the achievements in the struggle against racism.

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