News Post #1
The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:
England and South Africa by Edward J. Gibbs.
Published in 1889 and unquestionably a book of its time, ‘England and South Africa’ offers an interesting view into colonialism by the colonisers. From the preface: “[the author has] attempted [..] to give a general history of the main features of [British] policy and conduct, especially since the abolition of slavery and the' trekking' of the Boers.”
UPSpace Access: http://hdl.handle.net/2263/8564
This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library, and is part of our Africana Collection.
The Special Collections unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.