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SA Auction #86 begins on 22 Oct 2020

US Auction #4 begins on 08 Oct 2020

R. R. R. Dhlomo

An African Tragedy (first published novel in English by a black South African author, 1928)

Published: Lovedale Institution Press, Lovedale, [1928]

Edition: First Edition

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It is generally accepted that Sol Plaatje's epic novel "Mhudi" is the first to be written in English by a black South African writer. Although Dhlomo's 40 page novelette does not match Plaatje's in scale, it does, however, precede it by two years and can be considered the first work of English fiction written by a black South African author. It is also the first published English novel by a Zulu author.

Softcover booklet in very good condition for its age. No inscriptions, clean pages. 40pp.

  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Sold By: Rare Paper
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  • Country: South Africa
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