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Columbia University (Ivy League), 116th St and Broadway, New York, NY 10027
University of Oxford, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3PA

Harvard University (Ivy League), 2 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

South African Writer, Richard Rive - March, 1955 | Rive was … | FlickrRichard Moore Rive (1 March 1931 – 4 June 1989) was a South African writer and academic, who was from Cape Town.

Rive was born on 1 March 1931 in Caledon Street in the working-class Coloured residential area District Six of Cape Town.[1] He went to St Mark's Primary School and Trafalgar High School,[3] both in District Six. In 1951 he went to Hewat College of Education in Athlone, where he qualified as a teacher. He was a prominent sportsman (a South African hurdles champion while a student) and a school sports administrator. He acquired a BA degree from the University of Cape Town in 1962. In 1963 he was given a scholarship organised by Es'kia Mphahlele, the editor of Drum magazine,[1] in which Rive published some of his early writing. His first novel, Emergency was published in 1964. In 1965 Rive was awarded a Fulbright scholarship. He earned an MA degree (1966) from Columbia University in the United States, and a Ph.D. from Oxford University (1974).[2] His doctoral thesis on Olive Schreiner would be published posthumously, in 1996.[4] Rive was for many years Head of the English Department at Hewat College. He was a visiting professor at several overseas universities, including Harvard University in 1987. He also delivered guest lectures at more than 50 universities on four continents. A firm believer in anti-racism,[5] Rive decided to stay in his country with the hope of influencing its development there. He was stabbed to death at his home in Cape Town in 1989, when he was 58 years old.[3][6]

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