review THE BOER WAR DIARY OF SOL T. PLAATJE


The second Boer War (or Anglo-Boer War) lasted from 1899-902 and was an important war in southern Africa. The colonial power of the British Empire was up against the tiny republics of Transvaal and Orange Free State. The Boer and the British had decided this was to be a white man’s war, but in reality … Continue reading review THE BOER WAR DIARY OF SOL T. PLAATJE

THE 2018 SOL PLAATJE EU POETRY AWARD & ANTHOLOGY


There are still a few days to go to send your poems tom a certain address to participate in this poetry competition. I do not know how many poems Sol T. Plaatje did write. But this poetry competition carries the name of this South African writer. In this article you will find more information, so … Continue reading THE 2018 SOL PLAATJE EU POETRY AWARD & ANTHOLOGY

athol williams wins the 2015


Good news for the poet Athol Williams. He wons an important prize, to which the name of the South African writer Sol T. Plaatje has been attached. Sol T. Plaatje wrote over a hundred years ago and he has played an important role in those days.

an excerpt from the first novel in english by a black south african


It is an honour to show you a bit of the work of the South African writer Sol T. Plaatje. Here you find an excerpt of his book, the first work of literature in South Africa written by a black writer. This was long before literary festivals in whatever corner of the couutry. 

sol t plaatje


In discussions on the boundaries and the content of African Literature I hardly ever hear the name of the South African writer Sol T. Plaatje. Yes, Sol T. Plaatje (1876 – 1932). He did not belong to the group of diaspora writers. He stayed in South Africa in turbulent times and he did write. The … Continue reading sol t plaatje