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Hobhouse, Emily

Tant' Alie of Transvaal. Her diary 1880-1902. Translated from the Taal (1923)

Published: George Allen, London, 1923

Edition: 1st

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London, George Allen & Unwin , London, 1923 . 1st Edition. A near fine copy in original olive green cloth gilt. Emily Hobhouse's last and rarest It contains one of her most eloquent prefaces, with tributes to Lloyd George, Tant' Alie Badenhorst, who died in 1907, and Olive Schreiner, who described the manuscript as " . . . a revelation of human nature; I think it is wonderful" and promised to write the preface, but who also died before the book was published.

The author describes the writer of the diary, whom she met in 1902, as having a "fragrance of holiness". Hobhouse knew all the people and many of the places in the diary, so could vouch for its accuracy. She had decided to translate and publish the diary because Tant' Alie " . . . much wished [that it] should be published for [her and other] children's children, desirous that future generations should know and avoid the cruelty of war".

Emily Hobhouse (9 April 1860 – 8 June 1926) was a British welfare campaigner, feminist, and pacifist. She is primarily remembered for bringing to the attention of the British public, and working to change, the deprived conditions inside the British concentration camps in South Africa built to incarcerate Boer women and children during the Second Boer War.

  • Jacket Condition: N/A
  • Binding Condition: Near fine
  • Overall Condition: Near fine
  • Size: 8 Vo
  • Sold By: White Eagle Books
  • Contact Person: Andrew Saidi
  • Country: United Kingdom
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