The end of the Anglo-Boer War in May 1902 left the Boers
(Afrikaners) defeated and bitter in a ravaged land. Poverty and
disillusionment spurred many to leave the post-war
British-administered South Africa. This book studies one group of
emigres who trekked northward to German East Africa and British
East Africa. The author relies heavily on primary sources written
in both Dutch and Afrikaans to describe the experiences of the
Boers in East Africa.
The literature dealing with the Afrikaners documents a people
known for their independent insistence upon their language and
culture, for their territorial sovereignty established in southern
Africa, and for their characteristic religiosity and reliance on
Old Testament-based Calvinism. Large numbers of Boers would not or
could not adjust to living under an administration with whom they
had been at war, and those who tried did not receive much support.
As one eyewitness wrote, Not much was needed to stimulate the
desire to trek. And so the Afrikaner Diaspora began.
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