Zambia-born novelist Wilbur Smith chronicled dramatic adventures on the African continent, creating internationally acclaimed fiction that drew on his own action-packed life.
Smith died in South Africa at age 88, his publisher announced Saturday.
He gained recognition in 1964 with his debut novel “When the Lion Feeds,” the tale of a young man growing up on a South African cattle ranch that led to 15 sequels, tracing the ambitious family’s fortunes for more than 200 years.
“I wove into the story chunks of early African history. I wrote about Black people and white. I wrote about hunting and gold mining and carousing and details ⇒
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