By Roger S. Levine
Born right into a Xhosa royal relations round 1792 in South Africa, Jan Tzatzoe was once destined to stay in an period of profound change—one that witnessed the coming and entrenchment of ecu colonialism. As a missionary, leader, and cultural middleman at the japanese Cape frontier and in Cape city and a tourist in nice Britain, Tzatzoe helped foster the merging of African and eu worlds right into a new South African truth. but, by way of the 1860s, regardless of his decided resistance, he was once an oppressed topic of harsh British colonial rule. during this cutting edge, richly researched, and wonderfully written biography, Roger S. Levine reclaims Tzatzoe's misplaced tale and analyzes his contributions to, and reviews with, the turbulent colonial global to argue for the an important function of Africans as brokers of cultural and highbrow change.
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A Living Man from Africa: Jan Tzatzoe, Xhosa Chief and Missionary, and the Making of Nineteenth-Century South Africa (New Directions in Narrative History) by Roger S. Levine