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Skota (T.D. Mweli) Editor & Compiler

THE AFRICAN WHO’S WHO

Published: Johannesburg, No date (circa 1965)

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An Illustrated Classified Register and National Biographical Dictionary of the Africans in the Transvaal.  Contributed by Leading Africans.

373 pages, photographic portraits accompany each entry, blue paper-covered boards – spine faded, a good copy.

As well as the Who’s Who the volume includes a directory of churches with names and addresses of their leaders, schools, hospitals with a list of African doctors in the Transvaal and a directory of registered African nurses and midwives, a list of African writers and authors, and lists of merchants and traders.

3rd Edition (Revised and Enlarged). But the first edition thus. In 1930 and 1932 Skota published two edition under the title The African Yearly Register, being an illustrated national biographical (who’s who) of black folks in Africa, which covered the whole of the African continent. He explains in a preface that in the 1960’s political developments made compiling an Africa-wide Who’s Who impossible so he concentrated on the Transvaal with the intention of following this with editions for the Cape, Natal, O.F.S., Transkei and the British Protectorates.

Included is a biography and photograph if Skota himself. Born in Kimberly. In 1912 he was organiser and later sub-editor of the Abanthu-Batho, then the only African newspaper in the Transvaal.In 1922 he founded and edited African Shield. He was later appointed president of the Bechuanaland and Griqualand West National Organisation which was subsequently banned. He was also an executive member of the All-African Convention.

Johannesburg, Distributed by the Central News Agency, limited., No date (circa 1965)

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo (220 x 145 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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