File spoon-archives/phillitcrit.archive/phillitcrit_1998/phillitcrit.9806, message 15


Subject: PLC: RE: Imagery
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1998 23:41:10 +0100


further to my previous message - a colleague at the University of Zululand
advises that the newspaper Ilanga was founded in 1903, and is now 100%
Inkatha-aligned.

>From the date I'd expect that it would originally have had missionary
support, and so its naming might have reflected western influence. The
(Barolong) writer Sol Plaatje (in his Engish novel Mhudi) uses sun-imagery
in depicting the after-effects of a massacre of a Barolong village by
Matebele forces. I'm paraphrasing from memory, but he associates the
violence and devastation with the setting of the sun, never to rise again
...

Myrtle Hooper





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