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BOZAR welcomes a prestigious guest
The legendary South African artist and writer Breyten Breytenbach was the scourge of the apartheid regime. He became famous thanks to his novel The True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist (1984), which dealt with the seven years he spent in prison for "political terrorism". Breytenbach remains very active today. He will be BOZAR's guest for a special interview in which he will talk about his work with the journalist Klara Gudrun De Geyter and will read extracts from his writings.

Breyten Breytenbach was born in Bonnievale in South Africa in 1939. He moved to Paris in 1959 and was banned from his homeland for marrying a Frenchwoman of Vietnamese origin. After returning clandestinely to South Africa in 1975, he was arrested and sentenced to nine years in prison. He was freed in 1982. He now divides his time between South Africa, Paris, and New York.