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Introducing the lives and works of 5 unheard of African intellectuals within the former Cape colony, this distinct background makes a speciality of the pioneering roles performed by way of those coarchitects of South African modernity and the contributions they made within the fields of literature, poetry, politics, faith, and journalism. providing an in-depth check out how they reacted to colonial conquest and missionary proselytizing, the complicated process by which those old figures straddled either the Western and African worlds is absolutely explored, in addition to the ways in which those contributors shaped the root of the fashionable nationalist liberation fight opposed to colonialism and apartheid.

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