Sol Plaatje

Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje was a South African intellectual, journalist, linguist, politician, translator, and writer. He was a founding member and first General Secretary of the South African Native National Congress (SANNC), which later became the African National Congress (ANC). Plaatje is also known for his novel 'Mhudi' and his efforts to document and preserve African languages and cultures.


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  1. 1. Native Life In South Africa

    "Native Life In South Africa" is a firsthand account of the experiences and struggles of the native African population in South Africa during the early 20th century. The author, Sol Plaatje, provides a powerful and insightful narrative that sheds light on the social, political, and economic injustices faced by the indigenous people under the oppressive system of colonialism. Through his vivid descriptions and personal anecdotes, Plaatje highlights the resilience and determination of the native population in their fight for equality and justice.

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