A Question of Colour; A Study of South Africa

A Question of Colour; A Study of South Africa

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...hope for in England at the present time. That a native can tell a story simply and-to the point will be seen in the following narrative, given in 1883, the facts of which are generally known in the neighbourhood, though the details vary, some saying that a Scotch vessel was wrecked and the only survivor was a baby-girl, who grew up among the Kafirs. White Kafirs to this day confirm the truth of the story. Xelo, Christian headman, made the following statement regarding the descendants of Europeans supposed to have been wrecked on the coast of Kafl'raria: --"Before I was born an English lady came to this part of Africa. The ship was wrecked, and she arrived in a small boat, which was brought into the mouth of the Untata. The Kafirs took her and made her the great wife of the chief Samgo, by whom she had two sons and several daughters. The eldest son was called Mycetana, and the second Umdepa. The daughters, however, died many years ago. The son of Mycetana was Niki, and Niki's eldest son was Dalasile, who is chief of the Ania Tshomania tribe, now residing at Umpako in Tembuland. This 1ady's children were yellow in colour, having long hair and blue eyes. The second son, Umdepa, had a son named Majibana, whose eldest son was called N cani, and who died without male issue. Ncani's sister married John King. Another son of Umdepa was named Cawo, and his eldest son Jantje is still living, and his daughter Nosepesi is married to Gangelizwe chief of the Tembus. When Umdepa was a very old man, nearly a hundred years of age, he married a young wife, by whom he had a daughter named Nozolo, who is married to Silas Pantshwa, here present. I knew Umdepa well, having been with him at the Morley School, in the early war-time, during...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236809335
  • 9781236809339