Sol Plaatje s Native Life in South Africa

Sol Plaatje s Native Life in South Africa

64 Sandra Swart, '“It is as Bad to be a Black Man's Animal as it is to be a Black Man”: The Politics of Species in Sol Plaatje's Native Life in South Africa', Journal of Southern African Studies 40/4 (2014), 703. 65 Plaatje, op.cit., ...

Author: Janet Remmington

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781868149834

Category: History

Page: 320

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Sheds new light on Native Life appearing at a critical historical juncture, and reflects on how to read it in South Africa’s heightened challenges today. First published in 1916, Sol Plaatje's Native Life in South Africa was written by one of the South Africa's most talented early twentieth-century black leaders and journalists. Plaatje's pioneering book arose out of an early African National Congress campaign to protest against the discriminatory 1913 Natives Land Act. Native Life vividly narrates Plaatje's investigative journeying into South Africa's rural heartlands to report on the effects of the Act and his involvement in the deputation to the British imperial government. At the same time it tells the bigger story of the assault on black rights and opportunities in the newly consolidated Union of South Africa - and the resistance to it. Originally published in war-time London, but about South Africa and its place in the world, Native Life travelled far and wide, being distributed in the United States under the auspices of prominent African-American W E B Du Bois. South African editions were to follow only in the late apartheid period and beyond. The aim of this multi-authored volume is to shed new light on how and why Native Life came into being at a critical historical juncture, and to reflect on how it can be read in relation to South Africa's heightened challenges today. Crucial areas that come under the spotlight in this collection include land, race, history, mobility, belonging, war, the press, law, literature, language, gender, politics, and the state.
Categories: History

Sol Plaatje

Sol Plaatje


Author: John Pampallis

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105070103838

Category: African National Congress

Page: 58

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This series honours the lives of southern African leaders who helped shape the history of the region. The books include activities for exploration in the classroom.
Categories: African National Congress

The Shakespearean International Yearbook

The Shakespearean International Yearbook

Sol T. Plaatje , Mabolelo a ga Tsikinya - Chaka : Diphosho - phosho ( The Sayings of Shakespeare : The Comedy of Errors ) ( Morija : Morija Press , 1930 ) . 2. See David Schalkwyk and Lerothodi Lapula , ' Sol Plaatje , William ...

Author: Graham Bradshaw

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754669165

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 301

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The extended special section in the ninth issue of The Shakespearean International Yearbook investigates the uses to which Shakespeare's work was put in South Africa in the twentieth century. The temporal limit emphasizes how the titanic political and ideological struggles that convulsed South Africa also affected how Shakespeare was studied, interpreted, taught and performed. This issue also includes essays on Henry V; garden scenes in Shakespeare; and all-male productions of As you Like It.
Categories: Literary Criticism



only five was his own He was an SOL PLAATJE ( 1876–1932 ) Solomon T. Plaatje ( pronounced ply - KEY ) is considered one of the most important and influential early African writers . His family , members of the Barolong morafe , had fled ...

Author: Chudi Uwazurke

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 0823920089

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Surveys the history, culture, and contemporary life of the Batswana people of Botswana and South Africa.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Sol Plaatje

Sol Plaatje

Author: Brian Willan


ISBN: UVA:X001185143

Category: Blacks

Page: 436

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Categories: Blacks

Sensitive Negotiations

Sensitive Negotiations

Mr. Plaatje's Career,” African Times and Orient Review, January 1917, 17–18; S. T. Plaatje Papers, School of Oriental and African Studies, ... Solomon Plaatje, letter to Mrs. Colenso, August 31,1914, cited in Willan, Sol Plaatje, 182.

Author: Nikki Hessell

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438484785

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Examines how Indigenous figures used British Romantic poetry in their interactions with settler governments and publics. Throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Indigenous peoples in North America and the Pacific engaged with the latest and most fashionable British Romantic poetry as part of transcontinental and transoceanic cross-cultural negotiations about sovereignty, treaty rights, and land claims. In Sensitive Negotiations, Nikki Hessell uses examples from North America, Africa, and the Pacific to show how these Indigenous figures quoted lines from famous poets like Lord Byron and Felicia Hemans to build sympathy and community with their audience. Hessell makes new connections by setting aside European-derived genre barriers to bring literary studies to bear on the study of diplomacy and scholarship from diplomatic history and Indigenous studies to bear on literary criticism. By connecting British Romantic poetry with Indigenous diplomatic texts, artefacts, and rituals, Hessell reimagines poetry as diplomatic and diplomacy as poetic. Nikki Hessell is Associate Professor of English at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She is the author of Literary Authors, Parliamentary Reporters: Johnson, Coleridge, Hazlitt, Dickens and Romantic Literature and the Colonised World: Lessons from Indigenous Translations.
Categories: Literary Criticism

South African Urban Change Three Decades After Apartheid

South African Urban Change Three Decades After Apartheid

Integrated Development Plan: A five-year plan for Sol Plaatje 2007/2008–2011/2012. [Online]. Available at: ement/Reporting/IDP/IDP%20200708_201112.pdf. Accessed 2 Nov 2018. Sol Plaatje Local ...

Author: Anthony Lemon

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030730734

Category: Social Science

Page: 247

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This book provides an analysis of South African urban change over the past three decades. It draws on a seminal text, Homes Apart, and revisits conclusions drawn in that collection that marked the final phases of urban apartheid. It highlights changes in demography, social as well as economic structure and their differential spatial expression across a range of urban sites in South Africa. The evidence presented in this book points to a very complex set of narratives in urban South Africa and one that cannot be reduced to a singular statement so the conclusions of the various investigations are in many ways open. As urban apartheid represented one clear outcome, its post-apartheid urban legacies varies greatly from city to city. As such this book is a great resource to students and academics focused on urban change in South African cities since the demise of apartheid, and scholars of urban policy-making in South Africa and Southern urbanists generally.
Categories: Social Science



Sol Plaatje:South African Nationalist, 1876–1932.London:Heinemann;Johannesburg, South Africa: Ravan Press; Berkeley: University of California Press,1982. Poland Throughout history, supporters of the Polish state sought to defend it ...

Author: Melvin Eugene Page

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576073353

Category: History

Page: 1208

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Accompanied by original documents including agreements, speeches, and treaties, more than six hundred alphabetically arranged entries cover such topics as cultural displacement, doctrines, and disruptive migration.
Categories: History

South African Literary Cultural Nationalism Abalobi beSizwe eMzansi 1918 45

South African Literary Cultural Nationalism   Abalobi beSizwe eMzansi   1918 45

75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 Plaatje and Jones, A Setswana Reader, 13. Plaatje, Mhudi, 62-66. Plaatje and Jones, A Setswana Reader, 14-15. Plaatje, Mhudi, 10-14, 22-25. See, e.g., J.M. Phelps, “Sol Plaatje's Mhudi and ...

Author: Nicholas M. Creary

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527510432

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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This book is an intellectual history that uses Amílcar Cabral’s theory of the “return to the source,” to examine Sol Plaatje’s Mhudi, B.W. Vilakazi’s poetry, and A.C. Jordan’s The Wrath of the Ancestors within the broader context of African cultural nationalisms in the early twentieth century African Atlantic World. It shows the development of the idea of African equality with Whites in the face of prevailing ideas of White supremacy during Union-era South Africa. These authors were part of the New African Movement, which was one of eight literary movements among Africans and peoples of African descent in the Americas between 1915 and 1945, including the Harlem Renaissance, Négritude, Claridade in Cape Verde, and similar movements in Cuba, Haiti, Brazil, and Belize. The text presents new models for interpreting Union-era African literature, and recasts understanding of the nature of interactions between Africans and Europeans, including Western Syphilization, Chiral Interdiscursivity, and the relationship between history and memory informed by a neurobiological analysis of memory.
Categories: Social Science

Colonial Literature and the Native Author

Colonial Literature and the Native Author

Sol Plaatje, Native Life in South Africa before and since the European War and the Boer Rebellion (1916) (Johannesburg: Raven's Press, 1982), p. 21 (Plaatje 1982). 'Under the terms of the bill, only 7.3% of the total land surface of the ...

Author: Jane Stafford

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319387673

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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This book is the first study of writers who are both Victorian and indigenous, who have been educated in and write in terms of Victorian literary conventions, but whose indigenous affiliation is part of their literary personae and subject matter. What happens when the colonised, indigenous, or ‘native’ subject learns to write in the literary language of empire? If the romanticised subject of colonial literature becomes the author, is a new kind of writing produced, or does the native author conform to the models of the coloniser? By investigating the ways that nineteenth-century concerns are adopted, accommodated, rewritten, challenged, re-inscribed, confronted, or assimilated in the work of these authors, this study presents a novel examination of the nature of colonial literary production and indigenous authorship, as well as suggesting to the discipline of colonial and postcolonial studies a perhaps unsettling perspective with which to look at the larger patterns of Victorian cultural and literary formation.
Categories: Literary Criticism