n English in Africa - Traveller to the East, Thomos Mofolo, Harry Ashton (Trans.) Stephen Gray (Ed.) : book review

Volume 35, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0376-8902



On the centenary of its first publication by the Morija Book Depot as , Mofolo's strange, muddled little parable, touted as the first novel ever written by a Mosotho, makes a welcome reappearance. Penguin Classics have reissued Harry Ashton's 1934 translation, with a couple of pages of illustrations and Mofolo's own autobiographical sketch, a letter to Mr Franz, as frontispieces.

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