Celebrate 100 years of Sol Plaatje’s Native Life in South Africa

Sunday 27th November 2016

Sol Plaatje wrote and published Native Life in South Africa in London in 1916. He was a newspaper editor, novelist and political leader, and one of the founders of the African National Congress in 1912. He is a revered figure in present-day South Africa and Native Life remains one of South Africa’s great political books.
Find out more about the book and its author, and his time in London, at our centenary celebration. Copies of a new publication, Sol Plaatje’s Native Life in South Africa,
will also be on sale.

Venue: St Peter’s in the Forest Church, Woodford New Road, Walthamstow, London E17 3PW
Time: 1.30pm to 3 pm, Sunday 27 November 2016

Refreshments available from 1pm
Keynote Speaker: Sabata Mokae (Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley, S Africa) lecturer and writer
With contributions from Plaatje scholars Brian Willan and Janet Remmington

At 3.30 p.m. we will visit Carnarvon Road, Leyton E10 6DP, where a GLC blue plaque adorns the house in which Plaatje lived and wrote Native Life in South Africa
Contact details: Mary Clare Martin, mm91@gre.ac.uk or Brian Willan, brian.willan1@googlemail.com
or Heather Hughes 0775 9833 148
To find us: the 20 bus runs from Walthamstow Central station (Victoria line);
Wood Street overground station is within walking distance. Check tfl.gov.uk