Joseph John Doke (1861-1913) was an English Baptist Minister. He travelled to Cape Town in 1882 to establish a Baptist church at Graaff- Reinet. He also went to India to study mission stations. He was president of the Baptist Union of South Africa from 1906 to 1907. In 1909, he wrote a biographical sketch of Ghandi under the title M. K. Gandhi: Indian Patriot in South Africa. In 1913, he wrote his first novel The Secret City: A Romance of the Karroo. His second novel, The Queen of the Secret City, was published in 1916 after his death. Due to the age and scarcity of the original work, some small sections of text may be affected.