LOVER OF HIS PEOPLE, a biography of Sol Plaatje

: Molema (S.M.)

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122 pp., illus., paperback, First English Language Edition, Johannesburg, 2012

 

Originally published in Setswana in 1965. Translated into English and edited by DS Matjila and Karen Haire.

"Seetsele Modiri Molema's "Sol T Plaatje: Morata Wabo" is the first biography of Solomon Plaatje written in his mother tongue, Setswana, and the only book-length biography written by someone who actually knew him.' from the back cover

Also includes an essay on the author. A doctor and surgeon, and a historian, Seetsele (1891-1965) belongs to the Molemas of the Boo-Tshidi Barolong royal house-the family who pioneered education and Christianity among the Batswana, and founded Mahikeng.