Review: Beauty of the Heart

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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