Doris Pilkington Garimara was among 100,000 children of mixed aboriginal and white ancestry who were taken from their homes and reared in desolate settlements. She wrote "Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence," the saga of her mother's escape from one such camp.
When she was 4, Doris Pilkington Garimara was uprooted from her home in western Australia and sent to a camp for "half-caste" aboriginals, where she grew up believing she had been abandoned and forgotten by her mother.
Nina Cassian found refuge after the secret police discovered her critical poetry in 1985. She wrote 50 books and translated Shakespeare, Moliere and Bertolt Brecht.
Romanian poet and translator Nina Cassian, who obtained political asylum in the United States after the Communist-era secret police found her critical poems scribbled in a friend's diary, has died. She was 89.
'In a mythic and poetic way, he explained our origins,' said fellow Colombian author Héctor Abad Faciolince.
When Colonel Aureliano Buendía faced the firing squad, time slipped away, and his life became a dream. Before him rose the mythical town of Macondo and its retinue of gypsies and their pipes and kettle drums and magical inventions.
As the Boy Scouts' chief executive, John Claerhout was known for his fundraising skills and support for inner-city L.A. teens.
John Claerhout, a former Boy Scouts of America executive known for his finesse at fundraising and his promotion of scouting programs for thousands of inner-city Los Angeles teenagers, has died in a Northridge hospital. He was 85.
Harold ‘Dan’ Seymour ( 1923 - March 17, 2014) (IVINS, Utah) - Harold ‘Dan’ Seymour passed away on March 17, 2014 at age 90 ½ in Ivins, Utah. He was born in Munising, Michigan in 1923. Dan was Lydia and Lawrence Seymour’s oldest child of 9. He ...
O. Kent Hulet (October 28, 1926 - March 23, 2014) Oscar Kent Hulet was born October 28, 1926 in Summit, Utah to Oscar Jones and Violet Walker Hulet. He was the second child of four children. He married Laurel Lunt on June 4, 1957 in the St. George...