Jacana Conversation: Sol Plaatje’s Mhudi – celebrating the centenary of one of Africa’s earliest novels (19 May)
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As part of its Africa Month celebrations, Jacana Media invite you to a discussion of Sol Plaatje’s Mhudi.
Sabata-mpho Mokae and Brian Willan will talk about the meaning and relevance of Mhudi today, and how the issues of language, gender and land dispossession in this novel provide us with ways of looking at history.
Plaatje scholar Karen Haire will moderate the discussion.
Sabata-mpho Mokae is an academic, translator and writer. He writes mainly in Setswana and occasionally in English. He teaches creative writing at Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley.
A former publisher, Brian Willan is an extraordinary professor at Sol Plaatje University and North West University.
Date: Wednesday 19 May 2021
Time: 18:00 SAST
- Click here to buy Sol Plaatje: A Life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje, 1876–1932 by Brian Willan
- Click here to buy Sol Plaatje’s Mhudi: History, Criticism, Celebration edited by Sabata-mpho Mokae and Brian Willan
On May 19th @JacanaMedia will launch a new edition of #Mhudi, a novel by Sol Plaatje, with an introduction by @MySPU academic Sabata-mpho Mokae. Thanks to SPU professor Brian Willan for the publishing notes. pic.twitter.com/PtgWW9HgXH
— Sabata-mpho Mokae (@mokaewriter) May 16, 2021