Title: Grand Illusion : The failure of imperial policy in the Transvaal Colony during the period of reconstruction 1900-1905.
Publisher:  A.A. Balkema, Cape Town, 1978, ISBN:0869611046
Seller ID: 90769
BRADLOW, Frank R., and Margaret CAIRNS. The Early Cape Muslims : A study oftheir mosques, genealogy and origins. Cape Town : A.A. Balkema, 1978. Pp(6 ),1-137,(1). Illustrated. Maps. Index. 8vo, red cloth, gilt to front board and spine. “This book deals essentially with the history of the Auwal Mosque in Dorp Street, Cape Town, the first mosque in South Africa, and the people associated with it. [...] The individualistic culture of the Cape Muslimcommunity could not have grown and developed as it did by the mere importa tion of slaves and their emancipation; or by the banishment of political exiles and convicts to the Cape. It needed a tangible ecological base with which its adherents could identify: a place where through association and common purpose, the bonds of cultural affinity could be strengthened and consolidated. Writers generally agree that the period of the most rapid growth and development of Islam at the Cape was the period 1800 to 1840. The Dorp Street mosque was constructed right at the beginning of this period. The influence of the mosque on the local community and its propagation of the religion must have been tremendous.” - from the Foreword. Contents : 1. The First Mosque in Cape Town (by F.R. Bradlow). 2. Genealogy of a Cape Muslim Family (by M. Cairns). 3. The Origins of the Early Cape Muslims (by F.R. Bradlow). Name, else very good. 95.00