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- DescriptionBorn into a Xhosa royal family around 1792 in South Africa, Jan Tzatzoe was destined to live in an era of profound change - one that witnessed the arrival and entrenchment of European colonialism. As a missionary, chief, and cultural intermediary on the eastern Cape frontier and in Cape Town and a traveller in Great Britain, Tzatzoe helped foster the merging of African and European worlds into a new South African reality. Yet, by the 1860s, he was an oppressed subject of harsh British colonial rule. In this invative, richly researched, and splendidly written biography, Roger Levine reclaims Tzatzoe's lost story and analyzes his contributions to, and experiences with, the turbulent colonial world to argue for the crucial role of Africans as agents of cultural and intellectual change.
- Author BiographyRoger S. Levine is assistant professor of history at Sewanee: The University of the South.
- Author(s)Roger S. Levine
- PublisherYale University Press
- Date of Publication07/01/2011
- SubjectBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Series TitleNew Directions in Narrative History
- Place of PublicationNew Haven
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintYale University Press
- Content Note22 black-&-white illustrations
- Weight626 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine28 mm
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