Writer Stefanie Zweig, 81, best known for her autobiographical novel
Nowhere in Africa
, has died.
German news agency dpa on Sunday cited her nephew Walter Zweig as saying the author died Friday after a short illness.
Ms. Zweig was born in Leobschuetz, now part of Poland. In 1938, her family fled the Nazi persecution of Jews and moved to Kenya, where she attended a British school. She returned to Germany in 1947 and worked as a journalist for many years before she began writing novels.