Authors birthdays: May

Rose Zwi (born 8 May 1928) is a Mexican-born South African-Australian writer best known for her work about the immigrants in South Africa. 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.

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.

  • Adame Ba Konaré  – 1 May 1947
  • Sterling Allen Brown – 1 May 1901 – died 13 January 1989
  • Mary Sadler – 2 May 1941
  • Bode Sowande – 2 May 1948
  • Ruth First – 4 May 1925 –  died 17 August 1982
  • Alice Randall – 4 May 1959
  • Andrée Clair – 5 May 1916 – died 1982
  • Douglas Turner Ward – 5 May 1930
  • Christopher C. Bell Jr. – 7 May 1933
  • Rose Zwi – 8 May 1928
  • Mongane Wally Serote – 8 May 1944
  • Louise Meriwether – 8 May 1923
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