WHOSE HISTORY COUNTS, decolonising African pre-colonial historiography

: Bam (J.), Ntsebeza (L.) & Zinn (A.) eds.

R 295.00
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213pp., paperback, (Stellenbosch), 2018.


This publication is the outcome of a conference held at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in March 2017.

Contributions include:
"Of Definitions and Naming: 'I am the Earth itself. God made me a chief on the very first day of creation." by Nomathamsanqa Tisani
"Language as Source of Revitilisation and Reclamation of Indigenous Epistemologies: contesting assumptions and re-imagining women identities in (African) Xhosa society" by Pamela Maseko
"The Long Southern African Past: enfolded time and the challenge of archive" by Carolyn Hamilton
"Allegorical Critiques and National Narratives: Mapungubwe in South African history education" by Himal Ramji.

Lungisile Ntsebeza is Professor of Sociology and African Studies at the University of Cape Town.
June Bam is currently a Visiting Professor with Stanford University.
Allan Zinn is the Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Non-Racialism and Democracy at Nelson Mandela University.