Levinson, Olga

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LEVINSON, OLGA (1918–1989), South West African (Namibia) writer and journalist. Levinson was born in South Africa and graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, but after her marriage to Jack Louis Levinson of Windhoek in 1943 she took up residence there and took a leading part in the cultural and artistic life of the territory. From 1958 to 1976 she was president of the S.A. Association of Arts, South West Africa; she was also an executive member of the S.W.A. Performing Arts Council. She received awards for dramatic art. Among her publications are Call Me Master (1961), Adolph Jentsch (1973), South West Africa (1976), and The Story of Namibia (1978). Her last notable work was Diamonds in the Desert: The Story of August Staunch and His Time (1983).