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Who is Merle?

Merle Levin is a Canadian citizen, born in South Africa.  She lives between the two countries.  She teaches Creative Writing workshops and seminars in Norway, Ireland, Italy, South Africa and Canada.  She writes books, essays, poetry and travel articles.  In her work to date,  she has focused on  the “indigenous wisdom” of  the hunter-gathering, Bushmen (San) of the Kalahari.  She links the wisdom and insights she has gleaned from her time with these people, into her fiction and non-fiction, bringing “home” the simple lessons of naked honesty and environmental sensitivity.   She is commissioned to collaborate on a film based on some of her writings.  Proudest accomplishment: her grandmothering skills taught by Kieron, her teacher-child, representative of the magic and wonder she has studied and written about.

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