Dictionary of South African biography

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Tafelberg-Uitgewers for the Human Sciences Resource Council , Pretoria
South Africa -- Biography -- Diction
Statemented. in-chief W.J. deKock.
GenreBiography, Dictionaries.
ContributionsDe Kock, W. J.
The Physical Object
Pagination3 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17826907M

From the pharaohs to Frantz Fanon, Dictionary of African Biography provides a comprehensive overview of the lives of the men and women who shaped Africa’s history.

Unprecedented in scale, DAB covers the whole continent from Tunisia to South Africa, from Sierra Leone to Somalia. It also encompasses the full scope of history from Queen Hatsheput of Egypt (– BCE).

The New Dictionary of South African Biography is a companion volume to the successful five-volume series entitled Dictionary of South African Biography.

It soon became apparent that the entries in the latter series were neither comprehensive nor exhaustive and plans were made to publish a follow-up series that would focus on those men and women whose contribution to 5/5(2).

In the spirit of The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, American National Biography, and African American National Biography--all three published by Oxford University Press--Dictionary of African Biography is a major biographical dictionary covering the lives and legacies of notable African men and women from all eras and walks of life.5/5(1).

New dictionary of South African biography Item Preview remove-circle Book from the collections of unknown library Language English. This series of publications aims to fill the gaps in our history, highlighting in particular the Pages: An African Biographical Dictionary 2nd Edition The geographical scope is smaller than the title might indicate, since only nations south of the Sahara are included.

Indian Ocean island states are included, however. As in the first edition, many of those who are covered are political leaders, although there are also some artists Cited by: A New Look for the 20+ Phase of the DACB.

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Conceived inand first going online inthe DACB website is now in its twenty-second year. The mission of the DACB continues to be “to collect, preserve, and make freely accessible biographical accounts and church histories – from oral and written sources – integral to a scholarly understanding of African Christianity.

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Non-fiction definition, the branch of literature comprising works of narrative prose dealing with or offering opinions or conjectures upon facts and reality, including biography, history, and the essay (opposed to fiction and distinguished from poetry and drama).

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (born ) was a South African resistance leader who, after years of imprisonment for opposing apartheid, emerged to become the first president of a black-majority-ruled South Africa and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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(the tombstone number). Nakasa's writings were compiled into a book The world of Nat Nakasa. He was an influential writer and had an impact on many black people and writers. Francis Masson is the author of Stapeliæ novæ; or, a collection of several new species of that genus, discovered in the interior parts of Africa (London, ), as well as two articles which appeared in the Philosophical Trans.

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Alan Paton drew heavily on his own experiences when he wrote Cry, the Beloved Country, for he had taught school in Ixopo and had been principal of a reformatory, too, where he had dealt with many young men like Absalom Kumalo.

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