08 September 2010

Sol Plaatje

African Revolutionary Writers, Part 1b

Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje

1876 - 1932

We will meet tomorrow (Thursday 9 September 2010) at 17h00 at the UJ Library, Doornfontein Campus, Johannesburg. Hard copies of Cabral’s “Weapon of Theory” will be available.

Sol Plaatje was the first Secretary-General of the African National Congress. He was a journalist and a novelist, among other things.

Linked below is one of the Chapters of Plaatje’s “Native Life in South Africa” (1916). The full work can be found here.

In the preparation of this item, the CU went to the ANC web site, only to find that most of the archives appear to have been removed. There is nothing there on Sol Plaatje.

Sol Plaetje also wrote the epic novel “Mhudi”, published in 1913. It does not appear to be on the Internet, but it does appear to be available in hard copy still.

Image: Sol Plaatje

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