Dube, Adelaide

1900s African Methodist Episcopal Church
South Africa

Adelaide Tantsi Dube was an accomplished poet, married to Charles Dube, brother of John. She published both in Zulu and in English. She was an early teacher of note in the first few years of the 20th century. She and Charles taught at Ohlange School. One of her poems, entitled “Africa: My Native Land,” spoke about the 1913 Land Act which restricted Africans to 7% of South Africa (later increased to 13%).

Sources: Information from Dr. Barbara Brown, and African Studies librarians Beth Restrick, and Rachel Dwyer, Boston University.