n Historia - A "forgotten book" on the Cape's cultural history
Narrative of the Shipwreck of the French Vessel the Eole on the coast of Kaffraria in April 1829 (translated with an Introduction and Notes by D.J. Culpin), C.E. Boniface : book review

Volume 58, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0018-229X



The back cover of the by C.E. Boniface informs us that it "is a forgotten book about a forgotten shipwreck (...) [which] makes strong claims on the interest of the modern reader". David Culpin's translation of Boniface's text, complete with a comprehensive introduction and notes, aims to set the record straight by bringing alive a little-known and fascinating moment in South Africa's cultural history.

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