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Olive Schreiner
  • Name: Olive Schreiner
  • Born: 03/24/1855
  • Died: 12/11/1920 (65 years old)
  • Occupation: Novelist, suffragist, political activist

Olive Schreiner (24 March 1855 – 11 December 1920) was a South African author, anti-war campaigner and intellectual. She is best remembered today for her novel The Story of an African Farm (1883), which has been highly acclaimed. It deals boldly with such contemporary issues as agnosticism, existential independence, individualism, the professional aspirations of women, and the elemental nature of life on the colonial frontier.

Alias: Olive Emily Albertina Schreiner

Birth Place: Wittebergen Reserve, Cape Colony (in present-day Lesotho)

Death Place: Wynberg, South Africa

Source: Wikipedia

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