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Stefanie Zweig in March 2012.

Stefanie Zweig (19 September 1932 – 25 April 2014) was a German writer. She was best known for her autobiographical novel, Nirgendwo in Afrika (Nowhere in Africa, 1998), based on her early life in Kenya. The novel was made into a movie and won an Academy Award in 2002 for Best Foreign Language Film.

Zweig was born in Leobschütz, Upper Silesia (now Poland). Her family was Jewish and fled Nazi Germany to Kenya.

Zweig died after a short illness on 25 April 2014 in Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany. She was 81.


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