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Writing and Life
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After an extraordinary upbringing in 1960s South Africa, daughter of white Communist activists who operated underground, Gillian Slovo moved to England. She has published thrillers, literary novels, documentary or 'verbatim' plays, and a memoir. Her strongest work concerns political struggle against misuse of power.
15 March 1952 GS was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Bibliographic Citation link.
17 February 1997 GS moved to a new publisher, Little, Brown, for her memoir Every Secret Thing: My Family, My Country. Bibliographic Citation link.
19 October 2000 GS published with Virago her novel about the South African Truth Commission, Red Dust. Bibliographic Citation link.
1 May 2004 The verbatim play or docu-drama Guantanamo: "Honor Bound to Defend Freedom", by GS and Victoria Brittain, opened at the Tricycle Theatre in London. It appeared in print at about the same date through Oberon Books.  Bibliographic Citation link.
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