Grappling with the beast : indigenous southern African responses to colonialism, 1840-1930 /
edited by Peter Limb, Norman Etherington, Peter Midgley.
Leiden [The Netherlands] ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
xi, 377 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
9004178775 (hardback : alk. paper), 9789004178779 (hardback : alk. paper)
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Leiden [The Netherlands] ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
9004178775 (hardback : alk. paper)
9789004178779 (hardback : alk. paper)
contents note
Indigenous southern Africans and colonialism : introduction / Norman Etherington -- Reactions to colonialism in southern Africa : some historiographical reflections / Chris Saunders -- Fenders of space : Kgatla territorial expansion under Boer and British rule, 1840-1920 / Fred Morton -- Intermediaries of class, nation, and gender in the African response to colonialism in South Africa, 1890s-1920s / Peter Limb -- Pastoral modernity, territoriality and colonial transformations in central Namibia, 1860s-1904 / Dag Henrichsen -- Social and political responses to colonialism on the margins : community, chieftaincy and ethnicity in Bulilima-Mangwe, Zimbabwe, 1890-1930 / Enocent Msindo -- Conflict and negotiation along the lower Vaal River : correspondence from the Tswana-language newspaper Mokaeri oa Becuana / Stephen C. Volz and Part T. Mgadla (eds. and trans.) -- Renaissance men : Ntsikana, A.C. Jordan, S.E.K. Mqhayi and South Africa's cultural awakening / Peter Midgley -- African intellectual and literary responses to colonial modernity in South Africa / Ntongela Masilela -- 'Then came the whiteman' : an African poet and polemicist on the fateful encounter / Grant Christison -- World visions : 'native missionaries,' mission networks and critiques of colonialism in nineteenth-century South Africa and Canada / Tolly Bradford.
language note
Contains passages in Tswana with English translations.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Peter Limb (Ph D.,W Aust. 1997) is Associate Professor, History, Michigan State University. His books include Nelson Mandela (2008), Orb Sceptre: Studies in British Imperialism and its Legacies (2008), The ANC's Early Years and A. B. Xuma: Autobiography and Correspondence. Norman Etherington (Ph.D., Yale 1971) is Professor, History, University of Western Australia. Recent publications include Missions and Empire (Oxford History of British Empire Companion Series) (2005) and The Great Treks: Tlie Transformation of Southern Africa, 1815-1854 (2001). Peter Midgley (Ph.D.,Alberta 2006) is Senior Editor, University of Alberta Press. Books include Sol Plaatje: An Introduction (1997) and a critical edition of The Diary of Iris Vaughan (2004), co-edited with Peter Alexander.
Description for Reader
All interested in the history of colonialism (especially British and German), South and Southern African history, literary, mission and intellectual studies, and studies of colonial identities, modernity, ethnicity, and nationalism.
Main Description
This volume contributes rich, new material to provide insights into indigenous responses to the colonial empires of Great Britain and Germany (Namibia) and explore the complex intellectual, cultural, literary, and political borders and identities that emerged across these spaces.
Main Description
This volume contributes rich, new material to provide insights into indigenous responses to the colonial empires of Great Britain (South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)) and Germany (Namibia) and explore the complex intellectual, cultural, literary, and political borders and identities that emerged across these spaces. Contributors include distinguished global scholars in the field as well as exciting young scholars. The essays link global-national-local forces in history by analysing how indigenous elites not only interacted with colonial empires to absorb, adapt and re-cast new ideas, forms of discourse, and social formations, but also networked with ordinary people to forge new social, ethnic, and political identities and viable social forces. Translated and other primary texts in appendices add to the insights.
Table of Contents
General Editor's Prefacep. vii
List of Contributorsp. ix
List of Mapsp. xiii
Indigenous Southern Africans and Colonialism: Introductionp. 1
African Political, Social and Spatial Responses: Historical Perspectives
Reactions to Colonialism in Southern Africa: Some Historiographical Reflectionsp. 13
Fenders of Space: Kgatla Territorial Expansion under Boer and British Rule, 1840-1920p. 21
Intermediaries of Class, Nation, and Gender in the African Response to Colonialism in South Africa, 1890s-1920sp. 47
Pastoral Modernity, Territoriality and Colonial Transformations in Central Namibia, 1860s-1904p. 87
Social and Political Responses to Colonialism on the Margins: Community, Chieftaincy and Ethnicity in Bulilima-Mangwe, Zimbabwe, 1890-1930p. 115
Conflict and Negotiation along the Lower Vaal River: Correspondence from the Tswana-Language Newspaper Mokaeri oa Becuanap. 157
African Literary, Cultural, Intellectual and Religious Responses
Renaissance Men: Ntsikana, A. C. Jordan, S. E. K. Mqhayi and South Africa's Cultural Awakeningp. 215
African Intellectual and Literary Responses to Colonial Modernity in South Africap. 245
ôThen Came the Whitemanö: An African Poet and Polemicist on the Fateful Encounterp. 277
World Visions: 'Native Missionaries,' Mission Networks and Critiques of Colonialism in Nineteenth-Century South Africa and Canadap. 311
Bibliographyp. 341
Indexp. 359
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