Native Life in South Africa
Before and Since the European War and the Boer Rebellion

By Sol T. Plaatje
Introduction by Brian Willan
Foreword by Bessie Head

First published in 1916 and one of South Africa's great political books, Native Life in South Africa was first and foremost a response to the Native's Land Act of 1913, and was written by one of the most gifted and influential writers and journalists of his generation. Sol T. Plaatje provides an account of the origins of this crucially important piece of legislation and a devastating description of its immediate effects.


Sol Plaatje is one of South Africa’s most important political and literary figures. A pioneer in the history of the black press, he was one of the founders of the African National Congress, a leading spokesman for black opinion throughout his life, and the author of three well-known books: Mafeking Diary, Native Life in South Africa, and his historical novel, Mhudi.

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African Studies · African History · History · Violence in Society · South Africa · Southern Africa · Africa · 20th century

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978-0-8214-0986-2
Retail price: $29.95, S.
Release date: Jan. 1991
450 pages
Rights: World