Mhudi

Mhudi

eBook - 2011
Rate this:
Originally published in 1930, Mhudi: An Epic of South African Native Life of a Hundred Years Ago is a historical romance of epic scale that tells the story of a courageous and beautiful Barolong woman who risks her life to save her husband. The story is set in the 1830s, during the time of Matabele Chief, Mzilikazi?s attempt at exterminating the Barolong people. Considered to be a very important contribution to early South African literature, Mhudi is believed to be the first English novel written by a black South African. Sol T Plaatje was born near Boshoff in 1876 and was educated at Pniel. He was one of the foremost black leaders of his generation in South Africa. He was a prominent spokesperson interacting regularly with government officials in both South Africa and in Britain. He was a court interpreter in Mafeking (now Mafekeng) and became the editor of two newspapers published in both English and Setswana. His pioneering journalism brought him to the attention of his peers and he became the first general secretary of the African National Congress, founded in 1912. He was a significant writer and in later life he translated several of Shakespeare?s classic works into Tswana. He died in 1932 in Kimberley.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Jonathan Ball Publishers, 2011.
ISBN: 9780868522432
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at Sno-Isle Libraries

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top