359pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Pretoria, 2015
First published in Poland.
This history is divided into three historical periods: the Dutch colonial period (1652-1795), the British colonial period (first part of the 19th century) and the time of the language movements (latter half of the 9th century).
"A superb work of scholarship: it is thorough, detailed, careful and very readable". Professor Craig MacKenzie, University of Johannesburg
Jerzy Koch is Professor in the Department of Dutch and South African Studies at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, and Research Fellow at the Free State University, Bloemfontein, South Africa.