n English in Africa - Traveller to the East, Thomos Mofolo, Harry Ashton (Trans.) Stephen Gray (Ed.) : book review
|Article Title||Traveller to the East, Thomos Mofolo, Harry Ashton (Trans.) Stephen Gray (Ed.) : book review|
|© Publisher:||Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA)|
|Journal||English in Africa|
|Publication Date||Oct 2008|
|Pages||163 - 166|
On the centenary of its first publication by the Morija Book Depot as Moeti oa bochabela, 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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