300pp., maps, illus., paperback, Reprint, Cambridge, (2010) 2013
"Paul Landau uses his linguistic genius to probe the meaning of ethnicity and tribal affiliations in South Africa. His investigation revolutionizes our understanding of the past for all of Africa south of the Zambezi. Textbooks will need rewriting, starting now." Norman Etherington, University of Western Australia
Paul Landau is Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is co-editor of Images and Empires: visuality in colonial and postcolonial Africa.