05 April 2011

Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje

African Revolutionary Writers, Part 1b

Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje

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.

Sol Plaatje 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.

Please download and read the text via the following link:

Further reading:
Six Lectures of Frederick Douglass (14,512 words, 24 pages)

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