International Who’s Who in Poetry He was stateless for five years before being granted British citizenship. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Other poems have been variously accepted, and will be announced when they have actually appeared. 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. He has published five novels, six books of poetry, a biography and two short memoirs, and has been honorary senior lecturer in the School of Literature and Creative Writing of the University of East Anglia since

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He was a judge for the Caine Prize for African Writing in and The Journal of Modern African Studies. South African History Online. Driver’s father was captured by the Axis forces at Tobruk and spent the rest of the war as a prisoner of war in Italy and Germany. Although the newspapers passed their information to the police, in the time that elapsed apparently no action was taken. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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 jonhy large brown suitcase containing eight uonty of dynamite, a cjj of Cordtex, a two-gallon plastic container of petrol, a timing device adapted from a pocket-watch, an electric battery and two detonators.


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During this period his father did wartime service in North Africa. Andrew’s College and where Jonty later did his schooling.

He konty a fellow of the Bogliasco Foundation in Truth is a Strange Fruit: Driver has come up with new evidence that the decision not to clear the concourse after the warnig may have been made as deliberate policy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Juta and Company Ltd.

Jonty Driver

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This recital is part of the local commemoratioin of the centenary of the end of WW1. He was stateless for five years before being granted British citizenship. At about quarter past four he telephoned the Railway Police and two newspapers. The positions he held in those schools were: He was President of the anti-apartheid National Union of South African Students NUSAS inhis term ending when he was detained for a period by the security police in jinty confinement, after which he moved to England.

Login Logout Edit page. All of his applications to visit South Africa were refused untilwhen he began returning regularly. A Literary Guide to the Eastern Cape: It is an 80, word account of the various schools Jonty Driver worked in after his arrival in the U.


He spoke in English to the Rand Daily Mail —the reporter who took the message thought it was the voice of a black South African—and in fluent Afrikaans to Die Transvaler. Other poems have been variously accepted, and will be announced when jontj have actually appeared.

Views Read Edit View history. He retired as Master of Wellington College in and devoted himself to writing.

The book is available from the publisher, from local bookshops or from Amazon. 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.

Charles Jonathan ‘Jonty’ Driver born is a South African anti-apartheid activistformer political prisonereducationalistpoet and writer.

For more than twenty years he was prohibited from returning to South Africa. While he konty at Oxford, the South African authorities refused to renew his passport and he became stateless for several years, eventually becoming a British citizen.