Sol Plaatje : a life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje, 1876-1932 / Brian Willan.

Author
Willan, Brian [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Auckland Park, South Africa : Jacana, 2018.
Description
xxiv, 711 pages, 34 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.

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"Today Sol Plaatje is celebrated as one of South Africa's most accomplished political and literary figures. He was a pioneer in the history of the black press, editor of several newspapers, one of the founders of the African National Congress in 1912, led its campaign against the notorious Natives Land Act of 1913 and twice travelled overseas to represent the interests of his people. Tells the story of Plaatje's remarkable life, setting it in the context of the changes that overtook South Africa during his lifetime and the huge obstacles he had to overcome. It draws upon extensive new research in archives in Southern Africa, Europe and the US, as well as an expanding scholarship on Plaatje and his writings.'-- Publisher's description.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 590-689) and index.
Other title(s)
Life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje, 1876-1932
ISBN
  • 9781431426447 ((paperback))
  • 143142644X ((paperback))
LCCN
2018401250
OCLC
1040276024
Other standard number
  • 99979836218
RCP
C - S
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