The narrative 'Mhudi' will remain as an important early work of imaginative writing by a black South African novelist.
Plaatje, Sol T.
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Title: Mhudi
Author: Sol T. Plaatje
Editor: Stephen Gray
Series: Penguin Modern Classics
Genre: Narrative
Publisher: The Penguin Group (South Africa)
Cape Town, South Africa 2006
ISBN 9780143185406 / ISBN 978-0-14-318540-6
Paperback, 13 x 20 cm, 193 Seiten


Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje (1876-1932) was born of Morolong parents on a farm in the Free State. He obtained his early education near Barkly West at the Pniel Lutheran mission station, which the Cape's Superintendent-General of Education, Langham Dale, described as a 'sober, respectable settlement where much Dutch is spoken and little beer consumed'. First a post office worker, then a court interpreter employed at Mafeking, Plaatje kept a diary in English during the famous siege (which was first published only in 1973). After the Anglo-Boer War he edited the Bechuana Gazette and other such bilingual newspapers. Appointed the first General Corresponding Secretary of the ANC, he became noted as a spokesman for black rights, especially in his Native Life in South Africa, published in London in 1916. His last home at 32 Angel Street, Kimberley, is now a museum commemorating his career as an inspired leader and versatile man of letters. Mhudi, the first full-length novel in English by a black South African, was written in the late 1910s and submitted to publishers for over a decade. In 1930 the all-African publishing house of Lovedale Press in the Eastern Cape released it.

Content: Mhudi

A Tragedy and its Vendetta
Dark Days
Rays of Sunshine
Revels after Victory
The Forest Home
Mhudi and I
The First Strangers
A Perilous Adventure
Arrival of the Voortrekkers
Soothsayers and Battles
A Sportive Dawn and Gloomy Dusk
With the Boers at Moroka's Hoek
Queen Umnandi's Flight
The Spies, their Adventures
Halley's Comet, its Influence on the Native Mind
War against the Matabele
Mhudi's Leap in the Dark
Mhudi and Umnandi
The Exodus
A Happy Reunion
A Contented Homecoming

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