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South African History Online. He honty stateless for five years before being granted British citizenship. While he was at Oxford, the South African authorities refused to renew his passport and he became stateless for several years, eventually becoming a British citizen.
A number of poems by Jonty have first appeared in that magazine. He said he was speaking on behalf of the African Resistance Movement, that there was a bomb in the station, and that the station should be cleared at once.
Two poems appeared in the magazine Theology, MayNo No 3: Andrew’s College and where Jonty later did his schooling. In August and Septemberhe was detained without trial by the police and held in solitary confinement, possibly because of his suspected involvement in the African Resistance Movementon his release he immediately left for England. He was a judge for the Caine Prize for African Writing in and Login Logout Edit page.
At tea-time on the afternoon of Friday 24 July a young white South African, John Harris, put down in the main concourse of Johannesburg station…a large brown suitcase containing eight sticks of dynamite, a quantity of Cordtex, a two-gallon plastic container of petrol, a timing device adapted from a pocket-watch, an electric battery and two detonators.
A collectioin at the end of this recital on 2nd November has been shared between the chcurch and the Hantam Jonnty Education Projerct in the Karoo.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Charles Jonathan ‘Jonty’ Driver born is a South African anti-apartheid activistformer political prisonereducationalistpoet and writer.
A Literary Guide to the Eastern Cape: It is an 80, word account of the various ci Jonty Driver worked in after his arrival in the U. International Who’s Who in Poetry While he was a postgraduate student at Trinity College, Oxford, his passport expired and the South African authorities at the time declined to renew it.
Jonty will read some of the poems, and there will be drinks and “small eats”. When he came back to South Africa, the family moved to Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, where his father was appointed chaplain at St. The book is available from the publisher, from local bookshops or from Amazon. Truth is a Strange Fruit: Retrieved 11 August All of his applications to visit South Africa were refused untilwhen he began returning regularly.
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Although Harris had warned the jpnty and the press about the bomb, no effort to clear the concourse was made. He retired as Master of Wellington College in and devoted himself to writing.
There was a poem by C. During this period his father did wartime service in North Africa.