The untold story of a pioneering black scientist – find out more about Lorato Trok’s new book The Forgotten Scientist: The Story of Saul Sithole
The Forgotten Scientist: The Story of Saul Sithole by Lorato Trok is out in October 2020 from Jacana Media!
Unrecognised, ignored and forgotten.
The Forgotten Scientist: The Story of Saul Sithole is the untold story of a pioneering black scientist who made a great contribution to the fields of anthropology and ornithology in South Africa.
Saul Sithole was so committed to his craft that even the weight of apartheid did not stop him from giving 62 years of his life to the scientific world of birds and fossils. Saul never received the official recognition he deserved – until now.
This book validates his contribution, sharing his life’s work and laying out a story that will inspire future generations of scientists.
The Forgotten Scientist will be available in English, Afrikaans, Sepedi, Sesotho, isiXhosa and isiZulu.
Trok said on Facebook:
Friends my new book will be available soon! Available in English, Afrikaans, Sepedi, Sesotho, isiXhosa and isiZulu. I’m so excited about this book. I enjoyed writing the story of Ntate Saul Sithole. He gave the Transvaal Museum (Now Ditsong Natural History Museum) 62 years of his life in ornithology and anthropology, with no formal education but my goodness what a gift he had! This book was made possible by Biblionef South Africa, the National Heritage Council and Jacana Media. For pre-orders please go to www.loot.co.za
The author also shared news of the book on Twitter:
My new book is out in October! Ntate Sithole gave 62 years of his life to the then Transvaal Museum, now Ditsong Natural History Museum in ornithology and anthropology. His incredible work was never acknowledged. The books is available in 6 other languages. #Ourstories pic.twitter.com/afE5G6Onji
— @loratoauthor (@loratoauthor) September 17, 2020