n Akroterion - Fortuna in the Free State : an analysis of Robert Gredon's use of Fortuna in his epic

Volume 57, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0303-1896
  • E-ISSN: 2079-2883
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This article will analyse the spectacle of Fortuna's appearance to Paul Kruger at two crucial points in Grendon's 1901 epic and explore the key role she plays in the development of the narrative. Robert Grendon was the son of a Herero woman and an Irish trader in the then South West Africa and he was educated at Zonnebloem College. He taught at Edendale College among other places and wastutor to the young King Sobhuza of Swaziland. Paul Kruger's dream is one of the many works of Grendon's which were published.

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