THE CALLING OF KATIE MAKANYA.

Makanya, Katie] McCord, Margaret.

ISBN 10: 0864862520 / ISBN 13: 9780864862525
Published by Capetown & Johannesburg: David Phillip Publishers, (1995), 1995
Soft cover
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SIGNED first edition - First printing, a trade paperback. "A fresh and engaging book which spans [Makanya's] life from the end of the nineteenth century into the apartheid years." Illustrated with photographs in black and white. Winner of the Johannesburg Sunday Times Alan Paton Prize for Nonfiction. Winner of the CNA Literary Award for Nonfiction. Very warmly and personally INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page "To -- so faithful a listener to my story of Katie Makanya - hope you enjoy the final version. As ever, Margaret McCord aka Peg Nixon." 252 pp. Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. Bookseller Inventory # 55718

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Title: THE CALLING OF KATIE MAKANYA.

Publisher: Capetown & Johannesburg: David Phillip Publishers, (1995)

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Soft cover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Katie Makanya, whose voice once charmed Queen Victoria, died in Natal in 1955 at the age of 83. But not before she had related the remarkable story of her life to Margaret McCord, daughter of Dr James McCord, for whom Katie had worked for 35 years as interpreter, dispenser and loyal assistant. Margeret McCord has written down Katie's oral testimony as a biography that spans the late 19th century into the apartheid years. We read of Katie's travels to England, where as a member of the Jubilee Singers she was presented at court to Queen Victoria; her return to South Africa; her faith, her marriage and her children; and her work with Dr McCord at the Zulu hospital he founded in Durban.

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