Ryan Brown '11 Publishes Book from Honors Thesis
Duke History alumna Ryan Brown has published a book on the brilliant life of South African writer Nat Nakasa. The book, A Native of Nowhere: The Life of Nat Nakasa, grew out of Brown's honors thesis written under the direction of Professor Karin Shapiro.
Brown's work renewed interest in Nakasa and revitalized attempts to return his body back to South Africa from the United States. In August 2014, the New York Times profiled Nakasa's life, his tragic end, and Brown's biography.