World Library  

Add to Book Shelf
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Book

Native Life in South Africa

By Plaatje, Solomon Tshekisho

Click here to view

Book Id: WPLBN0000078142
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 1.8 MB
Reproduction Date: 2005
Full Text

Title: Native Life in South Africa  
Author: Plaatje, Solomon Tshekisho
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
Publication Date:
Publisher: World Ebook Library


APA MLA Chicago

Plaatje, S. T. (n.d.). Native Life in South Africa. Retrieved from

The method seemed sound enough -- it was quite similar in form to the successful deputation which had pleaded to keep Bechuanaland (modern Botswana) under direct Imperial control in 1895. But circumstances were different in 1914 -- South Africa had been granted self-government, and the First World War began shortly after the deputation's arrival in England and distracted all parties. This latter event also influenced the final form of the book, as Plaatje played to the patriotic sentiment so strong in Britain at the time. For all his appeals, Plaatje did not succeed: the Act went on to become one of the first steps toward the system of Apartheid. For all that, there is sometimes in defeat the seeds of victory -- these troubles united black South Africans like nothing before, and Plaatje's successors, in the form of the ANC, finally succeeded in the early 1990's.

Table of Contents
· Foreword (Native Life in South Africa electronic text): · Introduction, by Neil Parsons · (A) Who is the Author? · (B) Prologue · Chapter I A Retrospect · Chapter II The Grim Struggle between Right and Wrong, and the Latter Carries the Day · Chapter III The Natives' Land Act · Chapter IV One Night with the Fugitives · Chapter V Another Night with the Sufferers · Chapter VI Our Indebtedness to White Women · Chapter VII Persecution of Coloured Women in the Orange Free State · Chapter VIII At Thaba Ncho: A Secretarial Fiasco · Chapter IX The Fateful 13 · Chapter X Dr. Abdurahman, President of the A.P.O. / Dr. A. Abdurahman, M.P.C. · Chapter XI The Natives' Land Act in Cape Colony · Chapter XII The Passing of Cape Ideals · Chapter XIII Mr. Tengo-Jabavu, the Pioneer Native Pressman · Chapter XIV The Native Congress and the Union Government · Chapter XV The Kimberley Congress / The Kimberley Conference · Chapter XVI The Appeal for Imperial Protection · Chapter XVII The London Press and the Natives' Land Act · Chapter XVIII The P.S.A. and Brotherhoods · Chapter XIX Armed Natives in the South African War · Chapter XX The South African Races and the European War · Chapter XXI Coloured People's Help Rejected / The Offer of Assistance by the South African Coloured Races Rejected · Chapter XXII The South African Boers and the European War · Chapter XXIII The Boer Rebellion · Chapter XXIV Piet Grobler


Click To View

Additional Books

  • Japanischer Fruehling (by )
  • Along the Shore (by )
  • Hardscrabble (by )
  • A Dog of Flanders (by )
  • The Mistletoe Bough (by )
  • Lincoln's First Inaugural Address 
  • The Complete Cook (by )
  • Memoirs of Napoleon, Volume 1 (by )
  • Condensed Novels (by )
  • By England's Aid (by )
  • Measure, For Measure (by )
  • Viola Tricolor (by )
Scroll Left
Scroll Right


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Hawaii eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.