A riveting true story reveals the harsh reality of colonial Africa
In 19th Century South Africa, King Moorosi, leader of the
Baphuthi people, fiercely resists the intrusion of colonial forces
into his country. The conflict leads to a protracted war that
changes the shape of the sub-continent forever.
The riveting true story, told here in full for the first time,
not only tells a compelling tale of hostility, intrigue and
suspicion, it also introduces the reader to the unforgettable
colonial leaders and their African counterparts who helped shape
You will delve into the complex personality and drive of Cape
Colony magistrate Hamilton Hope who attempts almost single-handedly
to impose colonial rule on the Baphuthi people in Quthing in
southeastern Basutoland (today's Lesotho). Learn, too, the mind and
motives of his adversary King Moorosi who fiercely resists his
attempts, and the French missionary Frederick Ellenberger who tries
desperately to reconcile the two opposing forces of colonialism and
independence to prevent war.
As the story unfolds and takes in the frontier wars in the
Eastern Cape, you will meet the unforgettable characters who help
shape the future of the sub-continent, such as Sir Bartle Frere,
governor of the British Cape Colony, prime ministers John Molteno
and Gordon Sprigg and war commanders Charles Griffith, Edward Yewd
Brabant and Colonel Zachary Bayly. At the same time you will learn
to know the character and motives of the Baphuthi King Moorosi, his
lieutenants, the Basutho leader Letsie and his sons.
It provides a compelling look at colonialism, imperialism and
cultural conflict that has significance for the world today.
Learn more and view people and places in the book on the
MOOROSI website - http: //www.moorosi.com
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