IIMBALI ZAMANDULO, stories of the past (1838-1910)

: Opland (J.) & Mtuze (P.) trans. & eds.

R 390.00
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500pp., paperback, Publications of the Opland Collection of Xhosa Literature, Volume 8, Pietermaritzburg, 2019


A selection of historical testimonies produced by Xhosa-speaking residents of the Eastern Cape between 1838 and 1910 that offer fresh insight into the history of the Xhosa-speaking peoples.

Jeff Opland lives in Wales and serves as Visiting Professor in the School of Languages at Rhodes University. He is the editor and translator of Xhosa texts including works by Nontsizi Mgqwetho, I.W. Wauchope, S.E.K.Mqhayi, W.W. Gqoba, D.L.P. Yali-Manisi and John Solilo. He is the author of Xhosa Oral Poetry and Xhosa Poets and Poetry. An account of his long association with Yali-Manisi, "The Dassie and the Hunter", was published in 2005.

Peter Mtuze has written novels, short stories, essays. drama, poetry, autobiographies and language books in isiXhosa, including the novel UDingezweni. He translated Nelson Mandela's autobiography, "Long Walk to Freedom", into isiXhosa.