Breyten Breytenbach Biography and Wiki

Breyten Breytenbach is a South African writer and painter known for his opposition to apartheid, and consequent imprisonment by the South African government. He was born on September 16, 1939, in Bonnievale, Cape Province, South Africa, approximately 180 km from Cape Town and 100 km from the southernmost tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas. Breytenbach is informally considered as the national poet laureate by Afrikaans-speaking South Africans of the region. He also holds French citizenship.

His early education was at Hoërskool Hugenoot and Breytenbach later studied fine arts at the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town. Breytenbach is the brother of Jan Breytenbach, co-founder of the 1st Reconnaissance Commando of the South African Special Forces with whom he holds strongly opposing political views, and Cloete Breytenbach, a widely published war correspondent. Breytenbach is the father of the French journalist Daphnee Breytenbach.

His committed opposition to apartheid policy compelled him to leave South Africa for Paris, France, in the early 1960s, where Breytenbach married a French woman of Vietnamese ancestry, Yolande, due to which he was not allowed to return: The Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act of 1949 and The Immorality Act (1950) made it a criminal offense for a white person to have any sexual relations with a person of a different race.

Breyten Breytenbach Age

Breytenbach is 81 years old as of 2020, he was born on September 16, 1939, in Bonnievale, Cape Province, South Africa. He celebrates his birthday on September 16, every year, and his birth sign is Virgo.

Breyten Breytenbach Height

Breytenbach stands at an average height and has moderate weight. He appears to be quite tall in stature if his photos, relative to his surroundings, are anything to go by. However, details regarding his actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We are keeping tabs and will update this information once it is out.

Breyten Breytenbach Education

Breytenbach’s early education was at Hoërskool Hugenoot and Breytenbach later studied fine arts at the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town.

Breyten Breytenbach Parents and Siblings

Breytenbach was born in Bonnievale, Cape Province, South Africa, to his parents Kitty Breytenbach and Hans Breytenbach approximately 180 km from Cape Town and 100 km from the southernmost tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas. Breytenbach is the brother of Jan Breytenbach, co-founder of the 1st Reconnaissance Commando of the South African Special Forces with whom he holds strongly opposing political views, and Cloete Breytenbach, a widely published war correspondent.

Breyten Breytenbach Wife

Breytenbach is married to his wife Yolande Ngo Thi Hoang Lien since 1962. Breytenbach is the father of the French journalist Daphnee Breytenbach.

Breyten Breytenbach Net Worth

Breytenbach has an estimated net worth of $1 Million – $5 Million as of 2020. This includes his assets, money, and income. His primary source of income is his career as a writer and painter. Through his various sources of income, Breytenbach has been able to accumulate a good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.

Breyten Breytenbach Measurements and Facts

Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about Breyten Breytenbach.

Breyten Breytenbach Bio and Wiki

Full Names: Breyten Breytenbach

Popular As: Writer and painter. Gender: Male Occupation / Profession: Writer and painter. Nationality: South African/French Race / Ethnicity: African Religion: Christian Sexual Orientation: Straight

Breyten Breytenbach Birthday

Age / How Old?: 81 years as of 2020 Zodiac Sign: Virgo Date of Birth: September 16, 1939 Place of Birth: Bonnievale, Cape Province, South Africa Birthday: September 16, every year.

Breyten Breytenbach Body Measurements

Height / How Tall?: Not Known Weight: Not Known Eye Color: Blue Hair Color: White

Breyten Breytenbach Family and Relationship

Father (Dad): Not Known Mother: Not Known Siblings (Brothers): Jan Breytenbach, and Cloete Breytenbach. Marital Status: Married Wife/Spouse: Married to Yolande Breytenbach Dating / Girlfriend: Not Applicable Children: Daughter (Daphnee Breytebach)

Breytenbach Networth and Salary

Net Worth: $1 Million – $5 Million as of 2020. Salary: Under Review Source of Income: Writer and painter.

Breyten Breytenbach House and Cars

Place of living: To be Updated Cars: Car Brand to be Updated

Breyten Breytenbach Awards

Anisfield-Wolf Book AwardIn April 1986 he won the Rapport’s major literature prize of R15 000

Frequently Asked Questions About Breyten Breytenbach

Who is Breyten Breytenbach?

Breytenbach is a South African writer and painter known for his opposition to apartheid, and consequent imprisonment by the South African government.

How old is Breyten Breytenbach?

Breytenbach is 81 years old as of 2020, he was born on September 16, 1939, in Bonnievale, Cape Province, South Africa.

How tall is Breyten Breytenbach?

Breytenbach stands at an average height and has moderate weight.

Is Breyten Breytenbach married?

Breytenbach is married to his wife Yolande Ngo Thi Hoang Lien since 1962.

How much is Breytenbach worth?

Breyten has an estimated net worth of $1 Million – $5 Million.

Where does Breytenbach live?

Because of security reasons, Breyten has not shared his precise location of residence. We will immediately update this information if we get the location and images of his house.

Is Breytenbach dead or alive?

Breytenbach is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of him being sick or having any health-related issues.

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