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The deaths of Hintsa : postapartheid South Africa and the shape of recurring pasts

Author: Premesh Lalu
Publisher: Cape Town : HSRC Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1996, as South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission was beginning its hearings, Nicholas Gcaleka, a healer diviner from the town of Butterworth in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, set off on a journey to retrieve the skull of Hintsa, the Xhosa king. Hintsa had been killed by British troops on the banks of the Nqabarha River over a century and a half before and, it was widely believed, been  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Premesh Lalu
ISBN: 9780796922335 0796922330 9780796922489 0796922489
OCLC Number: 262888232
Description: xiii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Thinking ahead; colonial modes of evidence and the grammar of domination; mistaken identity; the properties of facts or how to read with a grain of salt; reading 'Xhosa' historiography; the border and the body - post-phenomenological reflections on the borders of apartheid; history after apartheid.
Responsibility: Premesh Lalu.
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In 1996, as South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission was beginning its hearings, Nicholas Gcaleka, a healer diviner from the town of Butterworth in the Eastern Cape province of South  Read more...

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