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us: La Guma, Alex


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  • Variants

    • us: Guma, Alex la
    • us: La Guma, Justin Alexander
  • Variants

    • us: Guma, Alex la
    • us: La Guma, Justin Alexander
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        1925
    • Death Date

        1985
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Cape Town (South Africa)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Havana (Cuba)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) London (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) South Africa
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) African National Congress
    • Organization

        (naf) African National Congress
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Cape Technical College
        • Organization: London School of Journalism
        • Organization: Plant Workers Union
        • Organization: Young Communists League (South Africa)
    • Organization

        Cape Technical College
    • Organization

        London School of Journalism
    • Organization

        Plant Workers Union
    • Organization

        Young Communists League (South Africa)
    • Gender

        male
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  • Sources

    • found: His A walk in the night, 1962 or 3.
    • found: Asein, S.O. Alex La Guma, c1987: t.p. (Alex La Guma) p. 4 of cover (d. Oct. 1985)
    • found: BL database, 27 Jan. 2010 (hdg.: La Guma, Justin Alexander; usage: Alex La Guma)
    • found: Info. converted from 678, 2012-10-02 (b. 1925; writer of short stories)
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed February 18, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (La Guma, Alex; Justin Alexander La Guma; print journalist, labor organizer / leader, fiction writer, anti-apartheid fighter; born 1925 in Cape Town, South Africa; completed matriculation examinations as night student at Cape Technical College (1945); studied by correspondence at London School of Journalism (1965); joined the Plant Workers Union and Metal Box Company, the Young Communists League (1947) and the South African Communist Party (1948); became a reporter at The Guardian newspaper (later called New Age); became a leader of the South African Colored People's Organization (SACPO) (1954); was one of the 156 accused in Treason Trial (1956-1961); went with his family into exile in London (1966); worked as insurance clerk, journalist, and radio scriptwriter, London; was the ANC representative in the Caribbean, Havana, Cuba (1978-1985); became one of the most respected South African novelists in sub-Saharan Africa; died 1985 in Havana, Cuba)
  • LC Classification

    • PR9369.3.L3
  • Change Notes

    • 1980-07-30: new
    • 2015-04-17: revised
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