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NEW YORK (AP) -- South African poet and former political prisoner Dennis Brutus, who fought apartheid in words and deeds and remained an activist well after the fall of his country's racist system, has died. He was 85.

Dennis Brutus, South African Poet, Dies at 85 - Obituary (Obit) - NYTimes.com

I hadn't heard about this guy...maybe you have? Here is a video put together by DemocracyNow.org. (Poor girl...someone should have let her have a day off.) From 2005, Brutus talks about Mandela, politics, and reads one of his poems.

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