The Ochre People. Scenes from a South African Life

JABAVU, Noni. The Ochre People. Scenes from a South African Life.

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JABAVU, Noni. The Ochre People. Scenes from a South African Life. London, John Murray, [1963].

8vo. Original red boards, illustrated and lettered in black, illustrated dust-wrappers; pp. [x], 261; a very good copy.
First edition, second printing. Noni Jabavu was born in the Eastern Cape to a couple of Xhosa intellectuals and activists. Educated in England from the age of 13 she became the first African woman to be the editor of a British literary magazine when in 1961 she took on the editorship of The New Strand. She said about this, her second book 'It is a personal account of an individual African's experiences and impressions of the differences between East and South Africans in their contact with Westernization' (Gcina Ntsaluba, Call to restore Noni Jabavu legacy, Daily Dispatch, 31 January 2013).

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