232pp., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2017
An anthology of 98 texts written by individuals who would later be considered Cape Khoesan, mainly from the Kat River settlement (Winterberg area in Eastern Cape province), in which they articulate their critique of the oppressions of European colonialism. Includes petitions, speeches at meetings, letters to the newspapers, and private correspondence.
Robert Ross is Professor of History at Leiden University in the Netherlands. His books include A Concise History of South Africa, Status and Respectability in the Cape Colony: a tragedy of manners and The Borders of Race in Colonial South Africa: the Kat River settlement, 1829-1856.