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A Living Man from AfricaJan Tzatzoe, Xhosa Chief and Missionary, and the Making of Nineteenth-Century South Africa$
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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

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King William's Town 1838–1845

King William's Town 1838–1845

The war of words is the best war

(p.163) King William's Town 1838–1845
A Living Man from Africa

Roger S. Levine

Yale University Press

This chapter discusses Jan Tzatzoe's meeting with the newly appointed Governor of the Cape Colony, Sir George Napier after landing in Cape Town in February 1838. In this meeting, Tzatzoe received a handsome present as a mark of his esteem. He suffered with James Read and the Schreiners through an unpleasant voyage back to Algoa Bay on a small, leaky ship. News of their arrival traveled quickly, and two of Tzatzoe's brothers and several of his people undertook the one-hundred-and-fifty-mile journey from King William's Town to Port Elizabeth to greet him. Maqoma met the party near the Kat River Settlement, hosting them for a night of feasting at his kraals. Together they journied to Philipton, where they watched Read reunite with his family and his congregation. Tzatzoe had to wait a little while longer to see the land of his birth.

Keywords:   Governor, Cape Colony, Sir George Napier, James Read, Schreiners, Algoa Bay, William's Town, Port Elizabeth

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