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The centenary of Lovedale’s John Knox Bokwe: A forgotten and neglected legend

Updated: Feb 27, 2022

The year 2022 marks a century since the death of Reverend John Knox Bokwe in 1922. In addition to being a celebrated hymn writer, an enthusiastic singer and a choirmaster, he was a diligent clerk who assisted with the publication of Lovedale’s The Kaffir Express (Isigidimi) magazine in the 1870s and was later a member of staff for Imvo Zabantsundu newspaper. He was also a proficient bookkeeper, an assistant to missionary physician Dr James Stewart, a teacher, a postman, a cashier, a capable interpreter and a private secretary at the Lovedale College of South Africa. READ FULL ARTICLE

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