Author, campaigner against war, against racism and for womans' vote. Best remembered for her 1883 novel, 'The Story of an African Farm'. Born in South Africa. Named Olive Emilie Albertina Schreiner in memory of her three brothers (Oliver, Emike and Albert), all of whom died before her birth. Came to Britain in 1881 in the hope of becoming a nurse but ill-health prevented this. Returned to SA in 1889.