U Nongqause


U Nongqause

Scope and Content

[Source - Henry Fagan for FHYA, 2021: A poem by S.E.K. Mqhayi. This copy of the poem was taken from S.E.K. Mqhayi's Abantu Besizwe, edited by Jeff Opland. It includes an English translation made by Opland and a brief preamble, also by Opland. The poem itself concerns the prophet Nongqawuse, a central figure in the infamous Cattle Killing of 1856-7.]



U Nongqause

[ Source of title : FHYA using Samuel Edward Krune Mqhayi's material ]

Material Designation

Textual record

Reproduction Conditions

Creative Commons License: CC BY-NC-ND https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Descriptions and Notes

Uploaded with the permission of Jeff Opland. Opland commented that on page 84, line 5, he would change the word 'pat' to 'fondle'.

Archival History

[Source - Henry Fagan for FHYA, 2021: Written by S.E.K. Mqhayi before 1912. Published by Wits University Press in 2009 as part of the book Abantu Besizwe. The translation of the poem was made be Jeff Opland before 2009. The preamble for the poem was written by Opland before 2009. A copy of Abantu Besizwe was acquired by UCT Libraries at an unknown date. The U-Nongqause section of Abantu Besizwe was digitised by FHYA in 2021. It was uploaded by Benathi Marufu for FHYA in 2021.]

Event Actor Event Type Event Date Event Description
Five Hundred Year Archive (FHYA) Online curation 2021 - The poem was likely first published in either 1927 or 1942 but this is not confirmed. The English translation was made by Jeff Opland before 2009. Digitised by the FHYA in 2021
UCT Libraries Custody after 2009 -
Wits University Press Publication 2009
Samuel Edward Krune Mqhayi Writing before 2009
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