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Lover of His People - A Biography of Sol Plaatje (Paperback) Loot Price: R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 You Save: R19 (7%)

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Lover of His People - A Biography of Sol Plaatje (Paperback)

Seetsele Modiri Molema; Translated by D.S. Matjila, Karen Haire

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Seetsele Modiri Molema's Sol T Plaatje: Morata Wabo is the first biography of Solomon Plaatje written in his mother-tongue, Setswana and the only book-length biography written by someone who actually knew him. The manuscript had long been housed in the Wits Historical Papers and was accessible only to scholars. D. S. Matjila and Karen Haire have mined the archive to produce the first English translation of Molema's biography, Lover of His People: Sol Plaatje. In this account, Molema balances Plaatje's public and political persona - as a pioneer black politician and man of letters - with an intimate account of Plaatje, the human being: his physical features, habits, temperament, talents, personality, character, fears, struggles, dreams and aspirations. In short, Molema illuminates the spirit of Plaatje painting a personal portrait of this leading South African figure and his impact not only on South Africa's political and cultural landscape but on the young Molema as well. In shaping this manuscript into a book the editors and translators have included a preface which elaborates on the uniqueness of Molema's biography, and on the relationship between these two prominent Africans and the value of this text within the broader ambit of revisioning South African historiography. Recognising that Molema was an extraordinary scholar, intellectual and politician in his own right, the book includes an essay on the life and legacy of Seetsele Modiri Molema and his contribution to South Africa's black intellectual heritage. This biography will be of interest to scholars and general readers alike.


Imprint: Wits University Press
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: July 2012
First published: November 2013
Authors: Seetsele Modiri Molema
Translators: D.S. Matjila • Karen Haire
Dimensions: 219 x 150 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 122
ISBN-13: 978-1-86814-601-7
Barcode: 9781868146017
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > African history
Books > History > African history
Books > History > African history > General
Books > Humanities > History > African history > General
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
LSN: 1-86814-601-4

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