Millin, Sarah Gertrude

Millin, Sarah Gertrude (Liebson),

1889–1968, South African writer. The first of her novels about colonial and racial problems in South AfricaSouth Africa,
Afrikaans Suid-Afrika, officially Republic of South Africa, republic (2011 pop. 51,770,560), 471,359 sq mi (1,220,813 sq km), S Africa. It borders on the Atlantic Ocean in the west, on Namibia in the northwest, on Botswana and Zimbabwe in the north, on
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 is Dark River (1920). Later novels include God's Stepchildren (1924), What Hath a Man? (1938), The King of the Bastards (1949), and Two Bucks without Hair (1958). She has also written a study, The South Africans (1926), and biographies of Cecil RhodesRhodes, Cecil John
, 1853–1902, British imperialist and business magnate. Business Career

The son of a Hertfordshire clergyman, he first went to South Africa in 1870, joining his oldest brother, Herbert, on a cotton plantation in Natal.
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 (1933) and General Jan SmutsSmuts, Jan Christiaan
, 1870–1950, South African statesman and soldier, b. Cape Colony.

Of Boer (Afrikaner) stock but a British subject by birth, he was educated at Victoria College (at Stellenbosch) and at Cambridge, where he won highest honors in law.
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 (1936).

Bibliography

See her autobiography, The Measure of My Days (1955).