Rose Zwi ( 8 May 1928 – 22 October 2018) was 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.
Zwi lived briefly in Israel, but returned to South Africa until 1988 when she relocated to Australia. She became an Australian citizen in 1992 and lived in Sydney, New South Wales.
Another Year in Africa
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.
- 1982 – Winner of the Olive Schreiner Prize for Another Year in Africa – a prize for new and emerging writers.
- 1994 – Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Fiction Award for Safe Houses
- Another Year in Africa (Bateleur Press, c1980)
- The Inverted Pyramid : a Novel (Ravan Press, 1981)
- Exiles: A Novel (AD. Donker, 1984)
- The Umbrella Tree (Penguin, 1990)
- Safe Houses (Spinifex, 1993)
- Last Walk in Naryshkin Park (Spinifex Press, 1997)Spinifex Press review
- Speak the Truth, Laughing nine stories and a novella, House Arrest (Spinifex, 2002)API Review
- Once Were Slaves (Sydney Jewish Museum, 2010)
- "Zwi, Rose". AustLit Agent. Retrieved 11 August 2007.
- "RiP Rose Zwi". Books and Publishing. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
- Angelfors, C. & Olaussen, M (eds) 2009, Africa Writing Europe: Opposition, Juxtaposition, Entanglement, Editions Rodopi B.V, The Netherlands.Viewed 29 August 2014 <https://www.google.co.za/#q=ROSE+ZWI&start=10>
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- "1994 Human Rights Medal and Awards". Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 11 August 2007. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- Bloomsbury Guide to Women's Literature
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