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Plaatje, Solomon T.

Sechuana proverbs with literal translations and their European equivalents

Published: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, London, 1916

Edition: First edition

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A scarce publication by one of the first South African black writers and student's of anthropology. Apart from the proverbs in English & Tswana, there is discussion of Bechuana history and reference material. Plaatje was a founding member of the ANC. Cloth. Pp. xii.98, portraits. SABIB, 3/692. With an iteresting presentation inscription "FATHER EVANS, WITH THE AUTHOR'S COMPLIMENTS AND PLEASANT RECOLLECTIONS OF A HAPPY EVENING AT KIMBERLEY, SOL T. PLAATJE, 3.xii.18." Covers a bit worn & marked, rubber-stamp on end-paper, foxing
  • Binding Condition: Fair
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 12mo
  • Sold By: ABC Bookshop
  • Contact Person: Dennis Slotow
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: books@abcbook.co.za
  • Telephone: +27 833217872
  • Preferred Payment Methods: PayFast, bank transfer
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved


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