K. Sello Duiker

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Kabelo "Sello" Duiker was a South African novelist. His debut novel, Thirteen Cents, won the 2001 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book, Africa Region. His second novel, The Quiet Violence of Dreams, won the 2002 Herman Charles Bosman Prize. He also worked in advertising and as a screenwriter.

Duiker was born in Orlando West, Soweto and raised in Soweto at the height of apartheid by middle-class university-educated parents.

Duiker committed suicide in 2005. He was working as a commissioning editor at the SABC at the time of his death.

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2 Books by K. Sello Duiker