Don’t miss a celebration of the life and work of Solomon T Plaatje with the launch of a new book at Wits
Wits University Press and WiSER invite you to a celebration of the life and work of Solomon T Plaatje with the launch of a new book, Sol Plaatje’s Native Life in South Africa: Past and Present edited by Janet Remmington, Brian Willan and Bhekizizwe Peterson.
Sol Plaatje’s Native Life in South Africa was written by one of the South Africa’s most talented early 20th-century black intellectuals and journalists. Plaatje’s pioneering book arose out of an early African National Congress campaign to protest against the discriminatory 1913 Natives Land Act.
Join us for a discussion on how and why Native Life came into being at a critical historical juncture, and how it can be read in relation to South Africa’s heightened challenges today.
Brian Willan, Keith Breckenridge, Khwezi Mkhize and Khumisho Moguerane will speak at the event, which which be chaired by Catherine Burns.
- Date: Wednesday, 16 November 2016
- Time: 5:30 PM for 6:00 PM
- Venue: WiSER Seminar Room
6th Floor Richard Ward Building
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- Chair: Catherine Burns
- Refreshments: Drinks and snacks will be served.
- RSVP: email@example.com