The new African : a study of the life and work of H.I.E. Dhlomo
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The new African : a study of the life and work of H.I.E. Dhlomo

By Couzens, Tim.

Genre Biographies.

Published 1985. by Ravan Press, Johannesburg

ISBN 9780869752319

Bib Id 2511699

Description xvii, 382 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm

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86-126813
ISBN
9780869752319 (paperback) $22.95
0869752316 (pbk.)
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B Dhlomo C
Title
The new African : a study of the life and work of H.I.E. Dhlomo
Publication Information
by Ravan Press, Johannesburg :
Description
xvii, 382 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 358-368) and index.
Contents
The concept of the new African and the literature of the nineteen thirties -- Ancestry, birth and education -- 'Moralizing leisure time': the transatlantic connection and Black Johannesburg (1918-1936) -- The valley (1936-1937) -- The hills (1937-1940) -- The hills and the valleys (1940-1941) -- The spirit of Shaka (1941-1956).
Summary
H.I.E. Dhlomo (1903-1956) was the first major black playwright in South Africa. His plays on Shaka, Moshoeshoe, Dingane and Cetshwayo, written in the 1930s, were pioneering works in South African drama. Dhlomo was also a prolific poet, and is probably best known for his epic poem Valley of a Thousand Hills, published in 1941. He was a major influence on black journalism and played an important behind-the-scenes role in the founding of the A.N.C. Youth League and other organisations.
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