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Mandela's Kinsmen : Nationalist Elites and Apartheid's First Bantustan.

Author: Timothy Gibbs
Publisher: New York : Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd, 2014.
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Mandela's Kinsmen is the first study of the fraught relationships between the ANC leadership and their relatives who ruled apartheid's foremost ""tribal"" Bantustan, the Transkei. In the early 20th century, the chieftaincies had often been well-springs of political leadership. In the Transkei, political leaders, such as Mandela, used regionally rooted clan, schooling and professional connections to vault to  Read more...
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History
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Gibbs, Timothy.
Mandela's Kinsmen : Nationalist Elites and Apartheid's First Bantustan.
New York : Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd, ©2014
Named Person: Nelson Mandela; Nelson Mandela
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Gibbs
ISBN: 9781782042884 1782042881
OCLC Number: 880826361
Description: 1 online resource (477 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Contents; List of Maps and Figures; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Introduction: Mandela's Kinsmen; 1. Education, Monarchy & Nationalism; The Morning Star; Educated elites; African chieftaincies; 'I am an African': African nationalism compared; 'The years of manhood'; 2. The First Bantustan, 1954-1963; King Sabata and the Great Place Gang; 'Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown'; Rural politics --
schoolhouse, courtroom, newssheet; Petrol bombs and ballot boxes; 3. The Second Peasants' Revolt, Mpondoland 1960-1980; Govan Mbeki's book; Chieftaincy's changing meanings. From 'Rural Betterment' to 'Community Development'The cattle tax crisis; Mpondoland's smothered revolt; A family squabble?; 4. The Old Mission Schools, 1963-1980; The Children of Soweto and Transkei's elite; Lazy teachers, school scandals, community collapse; 'The clenched fist of Black Consciousness'; 'Our sin is we are Black'; Elite schooling survives; The ANC in the old mission schools; 5. The Comrade-King, Bantustan Politics 1964-1980; The dispute on Robben Island; Quo Vadis?; Rural politics --
chiefs, community development, comrades; The curse of corruption. The making of the 'Comrade-King'6. Chris Hani's Guerrillas, 1974-1987; Hani's Transkei hinterland; The 'country bumpkins'; University dissent --
communitarians and class analysis; The intimacy of insurgency; A Bantustan coup; 7. The Apartheid Endgame, 1987-1996; 'A military intelligence project that went wrong'?; Bantu Holomisa's rise and southern Africa's civil wars; Reburying Sabata, returning to the ANC family; Counterintelligence, corruption and the chieftaincy: a web exposed; The Vlakplaas counter-coup; The militant moment; Bantu Holomisa's fall and the new South Africa. 8. The New South Africa & Transkei's Collapse, 1990 onwardsMandela's moral homilies; The heirs to Fort Hare University; Civic organisations against the chieftaincy?; 'Ancient teacher prestige down the drain'; After 1994: Traditions reasserted; Conclusion: African Nationalism & its Fragments; Commemorating Mandela's kinsmen; Fractured legacies --
The Peasants' Revolt; Fractured legacies --
'For the nation to live'; A nationalism of fragments; Bibliography; Index; Copyright; Titles of Related Interest.

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Mandela's Kinsmen is the first study of the fraught relationships between the ANC leadership and their relatives who ruled apartheid's foremost ""tribal"" Bantustan, the Transkei. In the early 20th century, the chieftaincies had often been well-springs of political leadership. In the Transkei, political leaders, such as Mandela, used regionally rooted clan, schooling and professional connections to vault to leadership; they crafted expansive nationalisms woven from these ""kin"" identities. But from 1963 the apartheid government turned South Africa's chieftaincies into self-governing, tri.

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