Hugh Lewin

Agent: Isobel Dixon

Journalist and anti-apartheid activist who served a full prison sentence for sabotage and left South Africa on a ‘permanent exit permit’ in 1971. He won the 2003 Olive Schreiner Prize for his prison memoir BANDIET OUT OF JAIL. Ten years in exile in London were followed by ten years in Zimbabwe. He returned to South Africa in 1992 and became director of the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism in Johannesburg. He works as a freelance media trainer.

 

STONES AGAINST THE MIRROR: A Story of Friendship & Betrayal Politics / Memoir, 192 pages. Umuzi, 2011 Winner of Sunday Times Alan Paton Award 2012 Lewin was incarcerated for seven years after being found guilty for sabotage activities against the apartheid state. In his book, he organises the events as a journey between two railway stations. ‘A powerful tale, showing a master craftsman at work…a deeply moving memoir.’ The Witness

STONES AGAINST THE MIRROR: A Story of Friendship & Betrayal
Politics / Memoir, 192 pages.
Umuzi, 2011

Winner of Sunday Times Alan Paton Award 2012

Lewin was incarcerated for seven years after being found guilty for sabotage activities against the apartheid state. In his book, he organises the events as a journey between two railway stations.

‘A powerful tale, showing a master craftsman at work…a deeply moving memoir.’ The Witness