483pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1996) 2016
A selection of Sol Plaatje's writings, including newspaper articles and editorials, pamphlets, political speeches, evidence to government commissions of inquiry, autobiographical writings and letters. Journalist and writer Sol Plaatje (1876-1932) was one of the founders of the ANC, a leading spokesperson for black opinion, and the author of "Mafeking Diary", "Native Life in South Africa" and "Mhudi".
Brian Willan is an honorary research fellow at Rhodes University. He edited and introduced an edition of Sol Plaatje's "Native Life in South Africa" (1982), co-edited "Sol Plaatje's Native Life in South Africa" (2016), and is working on an updated edition of "Sol Plaatje: a biography" (1984).