African Histories and Modernities

African Perspectives of King Dingane kaSenzangakhona

The Second Monarch of the Zulu Kingdom

Authors: Ndlovu, Sifiso Mxolisi

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  • Presents the first comprehensive textual and archival analysis of representations of King Dingane
  • Foregrounds African texts and viewpoints to construct an alternative to dominant white South African historiography
  • Argues for the centralization of indigenous African languages in the writing of South African history
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This book examines the active role played by Africans in the pre-colonial production of historical knowledge in South Africa, focusing on perspectives of the second king of amaZulu, King Dingane. It draws upon a wealth of oral traditions, izibongo, and the work of public intellectuals such as Magolwane kaMkhathini Jiyane and Mshongweni to present African perspectives of King Dingane as multifaceted, and in some cases, constructed according to socio-political formations and aimed at particular audiences. By bringing African perspectives to the fore, this innovative historiography centralizes indigenous African languages in the production of historical knowledge.

About the authors

Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu is an Executive Director at the South African Democracy Education Trust, Professor of History at the University of South Africa, and a member of UNESCO’s Scientific Committee on the General History of Africa multi-volume series.

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“This book makes a considered response to fields that reify the colonial master narratives of Empire today. Over a spread of deftly argued chapters, each with its own lens that draws from disparate sources of the oral tradition and journalism, it provides a compelling case for an alternative historiography of King Dingane, with a locus that is at once in the south and indigenous. Ndlovu has made an invaluable, timely contribution to the recent tidal waves of decoloniality, in South Africa and abroad.” (Kgomotso Michael Masemola, Full Professor of English Literature, University of South Africa)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-31

    Ndlovu, Sifiso Mxolisi

  • Magolwane kaMkhathini Jiyane and Mshongweni: Izibongo and the Construction of King Dingane’s Archive

    Pages 33-62

    Ndlovu, Sifiso Mxolisi

  • Oral Traditions and the Consolidation of King Dingane’s Archive: Mid-Nineteenth to the Early Twentieth Century

    Pages 63-96

    Ndlovu, Sifiso Mxolisi

  • The Image of King Dingane and Zulu Nationalist Politics

    Pages 97-128

    Ndlovu, Sifiso Mxolisi

  • ‘Remember Dingaan’s Day: The Passing of African Independence’: Public History and the Counter-Commemoration of King Dingane, 1920–1930

    Pages 129-166

    Ndlovu, Sifiso Mxolisi

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Hardcover 84,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
African Perspectives of King Dingane kaSenzangakhona
Book Subtitle
The Second Monarch of the Zulu Kingdom
Authors
Series Title
African Histories and Modernities
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56787-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56787-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-56786-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86001-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 303
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