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Black Womanism in South Africa: Princess Emma Sandile

Janet Hodgson
Black Womanism in South Africa: Princess Emma Sandile
ISBN: 978-1-928246-39-8
$35.00
2021/193 pages
Distributed for Best Red, an imprint of HSRC Press

DESCRIPTION

Janet Hodgson tells the inspiring story of Emma Sandile (1842-1892)—Princess Emma, as she was known in southern African colonial circles—in a narrative that reads like a novel, but is all true, based on archival sources and extensive fieldwork.

Tracing the life of this pioneer of black womanism, Hodgson explores Sandile’s early years, her education, and her many achievements as she became the first black woman landowner in Southern Africa and author of the first known work in English by an Xhosa woman. Princess Emma successfully bridged her African traditions with the imposed Western culture, facing challenges that will resonate with readers today.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Janet Hodgson is author of thirteen books on topics ranging from African studies to Native American studies to liberation theology.

CONTENTS

  • Foreword—Leah Tutu.
  • Prologue: In Search of Emma Sandile.
  • THE WEB IS SPUN.
  • Emma's Early Years.
  • A College for the Children of African Chiefs, 1857–8.
  • Beginnings at Bishop's Court, 1858–9.
  • Fundraising and Farms.
  • "Zonnebloem Is Sunnyflower," 1860.
  • The Girls and Their Teachers, 1858–63.
  • Chief Sandile's Visit to Cape Town, 1860.
  • FROM COLLEGE TO KRAAL.
  • The Bishop and the Bridewealth, 1862–3.
  • Princess Emma in Grahamstown, 1864.
  • The Marriage Negotiations, 1864.
  • Qeya and the Thembu Chiefdom.
  • Mixed Tidings from Glen Grey.
  • "A Maiden All Forlorn," 1864,
  • Teacher at St. Philip's Mission, Grahamstown, 1864–7.
  • "Return to the Red Clay."
  • Emma's New World.
  • Literacy and Land Issues.
  • THE TURBULENT YEARS.
  • The British Takeover.
  • Sandile's Last Stand, 1877–8.
  • Gonya's Captivity.
  • Disarmament and Deposition.
  • Stokwe's Rebellion, 1880.
  • Emma's Farm.
  • A Great Lady.
  • Epilogue: What Became of Emma's Family.
  • Photo Gallery.
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