Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Beloved Traitor ... Elsabé Brits

"Emily Hobhouse is such a phenomenal woman. She was a humanist and a fighter for human rights. She was truly a woman of her time and our time ... a true pacifist. She was on the side of peace and showed the world that war is never right," says Elsabé Brits on the iStart2 Show this week. "One person can make a difference."

Emily Hobhouse died alone. There were no clergymen or mourners at her cremation. An unsung heroine in her own country. Her ashes were shipped to South Africa.

Many years ago, in the early 1900's, Emily Hobhouse wrote:
Personally I believe that segregation of any of either race or colour or class is the wrong policy and one which can only lead to discontent and ultimate disaster.” If only someone, then, had the vision and foresight to have listened. 



Listen to the interview with Elsabé Brits, author of Beloved Traitor and hear her incredible story:





Elsabé travelled in Emily Hobhouse’s footsteps, retracing her astonishing story. In Canada she discovered Hobhouse’s handwritten notebooks, scrapbooks and letters in a long-forgotten chest. Elsabé shares her journey with us and gives inspirational insights into the life of an extraordinary woman and her lifelong fight for justice.



Tune in to the Start2 Show on Thursdays at 17h30 to listen to our sustainability conversations.  Radio Today broadcasts on 1485 MW (AM) in greater Johannesburg and countrywide on ‪#‎DStv‬ audio channel 869.  

 

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