The Mafeking Diary of Sol Plaatje
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216 Pages

21.2 x 13.6 cm

25 b/w. 4 line. Illustrations

Imprint: James Currey

The Mafeking Diary of Sol Plaatje

by Sol T. Plaatje, John Comaroff and Brian Willan et al.

Edited by John Comaroff

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A contemporary account of the war from an African intellectual.
This diary offers a view of the siege of Mafeking, one of the most famous sieges of the South African War. The author, Sol Plaatje, was one of the founders of the African National Congress in 1912. Additional material from oral and archival research has also been incorporated into this edition.
South Africa: David Philip/New Africa Books
"... a most important account of daily life during the siege... an authentic voice of African participation in the war.... a view of the siege of Mafeking by a budding African intellectual and leader of his people, Solomon Plaatje, who was employed as interpreter in the Mafeking magistrate's court. Plaatje's prose is crisp, informative and gripping, and the diary makes marvellous reading." THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
"Mafeking Diary is an invaluable piece of work and great credit is due to the editors and publishers for reissuing it at this time. One day soon Sol Plaatje will have a statue raised in his name. He was a heroic figure." Justin Cartwright, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

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9780852557808

January 1999

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Title Details

216 Pages

2.12 x 1.36 cm

25 b/w. 4 line. Illustrations

Imprint: James Currey