10 Afropolitan Writers You Should Know

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  • Kabelo “Sello” Duiker
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Kabelo “Sello” Duiker

Prior to committing suicide in 2005, South African novelist Kabelo “Sello” Duiker won the Common Wealth Writers’ Prize for Thirteen Cents and the 2002 Herman Charles Bosman Prize for his second novel, The Quiet Violence of Dreams. The latter novel looked at how young South Africans adopt and repackage global culture while worrying about selling out. “Isn’t sticking to your own culture ruthlessly a kind of stagnation, a type of incest?” the protagonist asks.

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