180pp., illus., paperback, Bloemfontein, 2016.
A biogrpahy of Charlotte Maxele (1874-1939) As a young woman Charlotte was a member of an African choir that toured England (1891-1893) and performed for Queen Victoria. In 1894, during a choir tour of Canada and the United States, she received a scholarship to study at Wilberforce University in Ohio, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1901. On her return to South Africa she and her husband founded the Wilberforce Institute. Active in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, she was elected as President of the Women's Missionary Society. She opposed the pass-laws, helped organize the anti-pass movement in Bloemfontein in 1913 and founded the Bantu Women’s League in 1918. She also participated in the formation of the Industrial and Commercial Worker’s Union (ICU) in 1920.
South African journalist and author Zebeida Jaffer is currently based at the University of the Free State as Writer-in-Residence in the Department of Communication Sciences.