Grade 9 boys from St Andrew’s College visited the Amazwi South African Museum of Literature, which proudly preserves significant literary artifacts that showcase the rich heritage of the country, where they dove into the captivating world of Xhosa culture through literature and film.
Not only did our Grade 9 boys have the privilege of reading, “Ingqumbo Yeminyanya” (The Wrath of the Ancestors), written by the esteemed Xhosa writer, Archibald Campbell Jordan in both isiXhosa and English but they also had the opportunity of watching the movie adaptation, “Ingqumbo Yeminyanya.” This immersive experience left a lasting impact on our students, igniting their curiosity and thirst for knowledge.
Archibald Campbell Jordan, an accomplished novelist, poet, and academic, made history as the first African to obtain a PhD in phonological and grammatical study from the University of Cape Town (UCT).
“Ingqumbo Yeminyanya” beautifully embodies the clash of cultures, exploring two thought-provoking themes: the tension between modern education and traditional values, and the contrasting ideologies of individual, Christian marriage versus traditional, polygamous marriage.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to the Amazwi for providing our boys with this enriching experience.