Tiyo Soga

SOURCE: African intellectuals in the 19th and early 20th century South Africa
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2008
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Ndletyana
SOURCE EDITOR(S): M.Ndletyana
KEYWORDS: AFRICAN INTELLECTUALS, NINETEENTH CENTURY, SOGA, TIYO, TWENTIETH CENTURY
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 5130
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/5553
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/5553

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Abstract

This chapter is about the life of Tiyo Soga, the first internally educated black South African and priest, a pioneer of African literature, and a seminal intellectual. He embodies the paradox of the civilising mission. He personified the modernising influence of the missionary enterprise, but was also an indictment of the supposed moral virtue of the colonial establishment.