ZONNEBLOEM COLLEGE, and the genesis of an African intelligentsia, 1857-1933

: Hodgson (J.) & Edlmann (T.)

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264pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018

 

Recounts the experiences of the sons and daughters of leading African chiefs enrolled at Zonnebloem College by the Anglican Bishop of Cape Town, Robert Grey, who established the college in 1857. Early students included Gonya and Emma Sandile, heir and eldest daughter of the Rharhabe chief Sandile; Nathaniel Umhlala, son of the Ndlambe chief Mhala; and George Tlali, son of the Basotho leader, Moshoeshoe I.

Foreword by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba.

"I highly recommend this book, especially at this time when the country is dealing with the matter of how we decolonise the education system." Rev. Canon Dr Vincentia Kgabe, Rector of the College of Transfiguration, Anglican Church of Southern Africa

"Anyone wishing to know how South Africa's intelligentsia emerged must read this well-researched study, which includes fascinating biographies of key nineteenth-century figures and which has many contemporary resonances." Emeritus Professor Chris Saunders, University of Cape Town