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Read John Aldridge’s Paper: A Publisher’s View of a Highly Illustrated Historical Biography, Luka Jantjie

Luka JantjieLuka Jantjie: Resistance Hero of the South African Frontier by Kevin Shillington is an account of the remarkable history of an African ruler and his struggle to maintain his people’s land and freedom in the time of British colonialism.

In a essay for Botswana Notes and Records, publisher John Aldridge wrote about the process of publishing the book, and of finding illustrations for it.

Aldridge discusses the opportunities as well as the issues involved in illustrating such a book. To examine this, he first outlines the story in Luka Jantjie as it presented itself for illustration, and then discusses the development of the work as an illustrated biography.

Read the essay:

Luka Jantjie: A Publisher’s View of a Highly Illustrated Historical Biography

 

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