Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
A Living Man from AfricaJan Tzatzoe, Xhosa Chief and Missionary, and the Making of Nineteenth-Century South Africa$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Roger S. Levine

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780300125214

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300125214.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM YALE SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Yale University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in YSO for personal use (for details see www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 17 October 2018

Buffalo River 1833–1835

Buffalo River 1833–1835

A Blessing to His Tribe

(p.93) Buffalo River 1833–1835
A Living Man from Africa

Roger S. Levine

Yale University Press

This chapter discusses the period six years after John Brownlee's residence at the Buffalo River. During this time, Brownlee finally admitted three people into Church Fellowship. Tzatzoe assisted Brownlee with his chapel services and itinerating trips, but the vast majority of the local Xhosa remained uncommitted to the Christian message and its rituals. In May 1833, Jan Tzatzoe's brother, Soko, who had recently moved to the mission station, fell ill again. The missionaries diagnose consumption, but Soko insisted on moving across the river, outside of the boundaries of the station, so that the Caffre customs could be practiced with impunity. Despite the missionaries' interventions, both Kote Tzatzoe and Soko grew stronger and more belligerent in their belief in a docteress who drew a purported witchcraft bundle out of Soko's breast.

Keywords:   local Xhosa, Buffalo River, Church Fellowship, Christian message, Soko, Caffre customs

Yale Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.