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Cicely van Straten

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Cicely Anne van Straten, née Luck, was born on 6 March 1947 in Fort Hare. She grew up in East and South Africa and the UK. Her formative years were spent mostly in Kenya and Uganda.

Her family's African roots have given her a fascination with African folklore and mythology. Cicely writes in English and many of her books are translated into other South African languages. She enjoys gardening, hiking and music.

She was married to the Afrikaans author, Ampie van Straten, and has three sons. Cicely lives in Somerset West.

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