Jeans has been in vogue since 18th century. This is a stellar list of New African intellectuals (including a composer) who wrote in the African languages. Only H. I. E. Dhlomo participated as a representative of African literature in the English language. The invitees who could not make it to the conference were equally stellar: J. J. R. Jolobe (1902-1978), H. M. Ndawo (?-?), S. E. K. Mqhayi, Thomas Mofolo, H. Maimane (?-?), and R. R. R. Dhlomo. Among the Europeans who participated were the missionaries: R. H. W. Shepherd, Margaret Wrong, A. Sandilands; and the editors of the Bantu Studies scholarly journal, C. M. Doke (1893-1980) and J. D. Rheinallt Jones. As to politics, I maintain that it is useless if you do not know or have your culture in ones sights. If one is ignorant of ones culture, customs, traditions, languages, music, traditional dress of the different groups … Read the rest