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In its portrayal of women, the classic South African novel Mhudi was ahead of its time

In its portrayal of women, the classic South African novel Mhudi was ahead of its time

SOLOMON T. Plaatje was born in 1876 and was one of the founding members of South Africa’s current ruling party, the African National Congress. JENNY BOZENA DU PREEZ, Nelson Mandela University He was a politician, intellectual, journalist and author of the seminal Native Life in South Africa. He was also a writer of fiction. His first and only novel, Mhudi, was written in 1920 and published a decade later. Despite being the first novel by a Black South African in English, it had little impact on the literary landscape of the country at the time. However, over the past century,…
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