Beauty of the Heart
Review by Claire-Anne Louise Lester
The life of Charlotte Mannya Maxeke tells the story of one of the most remarkable people in South African history and public life. In this biography, Jaffer weaves a narrative that traverses a great deal of history: from Maxeke’s birth in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape in 1871 through her primary education at a mission school and her move to Kimberley when diamonds were discovered. Jaffer traces her travels abroad with the Jubilee Choir and her experience at Wilberforce University in America.
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