translations of Shakespeare into his native Tswana language. 3 Plaatje has been extensively studied but he is just one of a generation of black African men of letters. Anglophone West and EastAfrica—just to stick to the Anglo sphere of colonial rule and education—also have its mission-school educated elites
to botany to race science and demography.” 47 Burton was one of the pioneers of this form of racialised enquiry, and one of the most influential. 48 He travelled in EastAfrica as a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society soon after his stint in Sindh, where he expatiated his physiognomic
(written in 1643–44) and Tuhfat-ul Kiram by Mir Ali Sher Qani (written and compiled ca. 1767–75). See Nabi Bakhsh Khan Baloch, Sasuī Punhūn (Jamshoro, Sindh: Sindhi Adabi Board, 1976).
Here Manthar Faqir was referring to the community many of whom are descendants of formerly enslaved East