Tim Couzens

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Tim Couzens
Born(1944-02-13)13 February 1944
Durban, South Africa
Died26 October 2016(2016-10-26) (aged 72)
OccupationWriter, literary and social historian
NationalitySouth African
Education Durban High School
Alma mater

Tim Couzens (1944–2016) was a South African literary and social historian, and travel writer. [1] He was educated at Durban High School, Rhodes University, and the University of the Witwatersrand. He won a number of awards for his works, and was employed in the Graduate School for Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. [2]


Couzens authored 16 distinct works [3] and was also involved in the publication of Nelson Mandela's "Conversations With Myself". [4]

In mid October 2016 Couzens suffered a severe head injury from a fall causing a brain haemorrhage. He fell into a coma and then died on October 26. [5]



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