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Abstract The primers and dictionaries that were produced in Southern Rhodesia at the start of the white occupation for native English speakers to learn the African vernaculars are informative as well as entertaining to the modern historian. This paper uses phrase books and dictionaries from the...
Abstract This article gives a critical overview of recent trends and developments in the academic use of oral history. The paper focuses on some of the deep‐level assumptions guiding this work. The first of these is that the medium of the evidence — its ‘oralness’ — often confers a privileged...
Abstract This article explores the promotion of theatre amongst Africans by Fr Bernard Huss at St Francis College, Mariannhill, Natal. It starts with a delineation of the intellectual traditions operative at the mission. Two areas are highlighted in this regard: the use of the vocabularies of...
Abstract This article compares two novels — Bones and Shadows — by Chenjerai Hove. It argues that Hove has moved from advocating nationalist ideological assumptions in his first novel to an unambiguous refutation of nationalist claims about the liberation war in his later novel. As regards...
Abstract In 1920 a public alluvial diamond digging — Tlaping — was proclaimed on the Taung Native Reserve in the northern Cape. It was one of nearly two hundred public diggings proclaimed between 1908 and 1929, but it was unique in that it was the first within a Native Reserve. This essay...
THE JURIDICAL ANALYSIS AND CRITICAL EVALUATION OF ILOBOLO IN A CHANGING ZULU SOCIETY C.R.M. Dlamini Human Sciences Research Council, 1994 FROM A ONE‐PARTY STATE TO DEMOCRACY: TRANSITION IN EASTERN EUROPE Edited by Janina Frentzel‐Zagórska Posna Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the...
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