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Kurt Ackermann's Biography

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Cape Town, South Africa
Apr 2011

Kurt Ackermann's stories, memoir, magazine articles and opinion pieces have been published in North America, the UK and South Africa.

His recent story THE STAYING GROUND appears in the anthology From Jo'burg to Jozi: Stories about Africa's infamous city published by Penguin Books in 2010. His short story (THE THEME FROM) LOVE STORY, earned recognition as a runner-up for the 2008 Fish One-Page Prize, and appears in the Fish Anthology, Harlem River Blues. He recently wrote several episodes for the SAFTA Award-winning television documentary series about art, landscape and identity in South Africa, A Country Imagined, commissioned by the SABC and presented by Johnny Clegg. He is currently working on a 12 hour documentary film on apartheid due for release in 2014.

American by birth, Kurt has called South Africa home since 2000.

Upcoming Works

Apartheid (documentary film, release date 2014)
Life under Apartheid: A People's History (companion book to the film; individual testimonials)

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