OUT OF HISTORY, re-examining South African pasts

: Forte (J.), Israel (P.) & Witz (L.) eds.

R 295.00
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281pp., illus., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2016


This book arises out of the Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar series at the University of the Western Cape.

"The chapters productively direct attention to the ebbs and flows of 'epistemological restlessness' on historiography's contested littorals, post-1994. This is a timely shift of perspective in the face of current concerns about the (un)-settled nature of the past that is South Africa's contemporary inheritance." Professor Carolyn Hamilton, Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative, University of Cape Town

Contributions include:
"Epistemological Restlessness: trajectories in and out of history" by Leslie Witz, Jung Ran Forte and Paolo Israel
"Reading Oral Texts: new methodological directions" by Isabel Hofmeyr
"Northern Exposures: the photography of CHL Hahn, Native Commissioner of Ovamboland 1915-1946" by Patricia Hayes
"'Taking the Nation to School': IB Tabata and the politics of knowledge" by Ciraj Rassool
"Magema Magwaza Fuze and the Problem of Writing a 'Kholwa' Intellectual History" by Hlonipha Mokoena