Marais's "Dark River" ("Diep rivier", a symbol of death), is from the poem of the same name (in Marais 1925); Dennis Brutus's poem "Sirens Knuckles Boots" appears in A Simple Lust (Brutus 1973); for Thomas Pringle's famous poem, "The Bechuana
Boy", see Pereira & Chapman (1989).
The Birmingham Post reported that the Bechuana
chiefs, Khama, Sebele and Bathoen, unused to multi-storey living, were hesitant in using stairs:
It bordered on the south what is now known as the City of Massammedes, and its population mushroomed, taking in Hottentots, Damara, Bechuana
, Bastudo, and Zulu peoples.
, Batlapins, &c, have made their exit in such large numbers that with all our hatred of and contempt for them as men and laborers we are driven to make the admission that we would rather have their company than their room.
Among the Bechuanas
," he writes,"I have been obliged to reprove the women for making a hobgoblin of the white man, and telling their children that they would send for him to bite them" (Livingstone, Missionary 310).