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Abstract This article addresses a number of issues raised by one of the so‐called Zulu prints in The Kafirs Illustrated (1849), a folio volume produced by the British artist George French Angas, following his visit to South Africa in 1847. In particular, it demonstrates that Angas relied on the...
Abstract This paper investigates the uses and meanings of the ‘long’ dress among Ovaherero in Namibia and Botswana. Long dress design, construction, and historical development are detailed, and the role of other Africans in the nineteenth‐century adoption of the long dress is highlighted. The...
Abstract The article analyses the creation of new ethnic identities in a pre‐colonial acephalous, ‘non‐tribal’ setting. Presenting the case of the Dagara of north‐western Ghana, I shall discuss how ethnic categories and institutions are constructed in a complex interplay by multiple actors with...
Abstract This paper explores the cultural dynamics of ethnicity in a context of a post‐colonial African state, Zambia. The opening sections seek to define ethnicity and to pinpoint its central dilemma: while unmistakably constructed and thus selectively empowering the brokers co‐ordinating the...
GOLD AND EMPIRE: THE BANK OF ENGLAND AND SOUTH AFRICA'S GOLD PRODUCERS 1886–1926 Russell Ally Witwatersrand University Press, Johannesburg, 1994. viii + 229pp. MISSIONARY EXCURSION INTO THE BLUE MOUNTAINS Thomas Arbousset. Edited and translated by David Ambrose and Albert Brutsch Morija...
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