By | September 7, 2020
Achmat Dangor death-obituary

Achmat Dangor dead: Achmat Dangor cause of death – obituary – tributes

  • Date of death: September 6, 2020
  • Age: 72 year old
  • Cause of death: unconfimed

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The poet, novelist and activist—and founding patron of The JRB—Achmat Dangor, died in Johannesburg earlier today.

One of the founding members of the Congress of South African Writers, COSAW, Dangor, who was born in Johannesburg in 1948. published some ten works, including the 2001 novel Bitter Fruit, which was shortlisted for both the IMPAC Dublin Award and the Booker Prize.

“It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our brother Achmat Dangor,” said his brother, Zane Dangor. “He is mourned by his wife Audrey Elster, his children Yasmin, Zane and Zachary, his grandchildren and his brothers and sister. Achmat will be buried in accordance with Muslim burial rites later today.”

Achmat Dangor Obituary, funeral arrangement, any GoFundMe page

The family are yet to make public the obituary and funeral arrangements.

We are unable to confirm if a GoFundMe was created by the family/friends of the deceased at the time of this publication.

This post will be updated with more information as they are made available and public.

Achmat Dangor tributes

Family, friends and loved ones of the deceased have taken to their social media pages to share tributes, kind words and prayer.

Our best wishes and love to the deceased’s family and friends.

Dangor’s fellow novelist and patron of The JRB, Ivan Vladislavić, said:

Achmat was a treasured friend and greatly admired colleague. He had a streak of magic in him, and a fearless imagination, tackling subjects most writers shy away from. His passing is a huge loss to the writing world. My sympathies to Audrey and Zachary, and to all his family and friends.

Isobel Dixon wrote;

Heartbroken. How I love this image of the magnificent, gentle, mischievous soul Achmat Dangor, at a long-ago lunch. I was honoured to know and work with him, a great writer, activist and human being.
My thoughts with his family & all who loved him.
RIP Achmat Dangor 1948-2020

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