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Rose Zwi Rose Zwi i(A27782 works by) (a.k.a. Luosi Ziwei)
Born: Established: 8 May 1928
Central America, Americas,
; Died: Ceased: Oct 2018 Sydney, New South Wales,
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1988
Heritage: South African ; Jewish
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Rose Zwi's parents left the predominantly Jewish town of Zhagar, Lithuania, in 1926, moving to Oaxaca, Mexico, where she was born. In 1930 they settled in South Africa where Zwi received her education. In 1949 she immigrated to Israel where she was married. She lived there for three years before returning to South Africa via London. A speaker of English, Afrikaans, Yiddish and Hebrew, she graduated from the University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg) with a BA (Hons) in English Literature in 1967 and became active in civil rights organisations. While an editor at Ravan Press she published her first novel, Another Year in Africa, winning the Olive Schreiner Award for 1982. She published several other novels in South Africa before immigrating to Australia in 1988. Her first novel published in Australia was The Umbrella Tree (1990) which had won the Mofolo/Plomer Prize for an unpublished novel in 1982. She has since published several novels set in South Africa and a Last Walk in Naryshkin Park (1996), a memoir and historical account of the massacre of Jewish people in her parents' home town on 2 October 1941.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Last Walk in Naryshkin Park North Melbourne : Spinifex Press , 1997 Z968233 1997 single work biography This work provides an account of the author's journey to Lithuania where her father's family was massacred by the Nazis and their helpers in October 1941.
1993 Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships research/travel
y separately published work icon Safe Houses North Melbourne : Spinifex Press , 1993 Z463658 1993 single work novel This story is set in the early 1980s and portrays two white families and one black family living under the apartheid system with little hope of change.
1994 winner Human Rights Awards Fiction Award
y separately published work icon The Umbrella Tree Ringwood : Penguin , 1990 Z361018 1990 single work novel This story is set amidst the Soweto uprising in 1976. It explores both black and white resistance to apartheid and their brief meeting point in the shade of an umbrella tree in a rural homeland in South Africa.
1982 winner Mofolo/Plomer Prize for an Unpublished Novel by a Young South African
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