06 June 2008

For The Sake Of Silence

For The Sake Of Silence, by Michael Cawood Green, published by Umuzi.
Michael Cawood Green was born and raised in Pinetown. He heads the School of Literary Studies, Media and Creative Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. This book traces the founding of the Trappist monastery at Mariannhill, near Pinetown, as well as the religious career of Franz Pfanner, its founder and abbot. The Trappists, mostly from German-speaking areas of Europe, landed at Port Elizabeth on 28 July 1880. In 1881, after disagreements with the Catholic bishop, they moved to Durban. Mariannhill become one of the largest Trappist monasteries in the world.