South African Authors
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For every book and author you will see an area that one can enter common knowledge (CK). So for authors you canenter date of birth, educucation nationality etc. For each book there are different items such Awards and honors, Important places, characters etc.
Anyway I like to enter the information and one can see how many they have entered under Zeitgeist.
I have been working on getting as many South African authors listed and have often used your books as a source. You may want to go to the book or author and enter some information (CK).
Here is my tuppence worth.
I have been doing a large amount of CK as regards 19th century scientists. Many are born pre 1871, the date of German Unification, thus although born in what we know today as Germany, it may be Bavaria or Prussia. However as they grew older they may have become Germans. I tend to put Germany as nationality although under birth place, the city should in fact not be in Germany as it never existed. Same goes for Italy. Although looking at Birthplace you rarely get the place name as just Papal States or Kingdom of Naples.
Nationality is rather complex. Many British citizens emigrated to the Empire and never took out the citizenship of their adopted countries. I know this as a fact as I live in South Africa and know many Brits who refused to give up their citizenship. So I have found a few palaeontologists that lived in South Africa that are for all intents and purposes South African but consider themselves British.
The USA is a different kettle of fish. Many new USA immigrants want US citizenship as soon as it becomes available and take it up. Should their nationality be USA or only country for map be USA?
Soul of the White Ant by Eugene Marais
Commando: a Boer Journal of the Boer War by Deneys Reitz
Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Jock of the Bushveld by Percy Fitzpatrick
Somthing by Herman Charles Bosman
Just a few suggestions off the top of my head - classics, nothing new.