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It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Hugh Lewin, the much-loved author, journalist and anti-apartheid activist. 

We at Jacana treasured the opportunity to work with Hugh on his Jafta children’s book series which was first published to worldwide acclaim in 1981 and then again by us in 2015 as well as by publishing houses in India and China. These children’s books meant an enormous amount to Hugh. His main character, Jafta, was born when Hugh was released from prison after a seven-year sentence for his opposition to apartheid.

With exquisite poignancy, Hugh described the life of separation Jafta experienced growing up without a father and shared the universal joys and sorrows of childhood. We send our deepest condolences to Fiona and Hugh’s family.