Whose history counts : decolonising African pre-colonial historiography /

"Originally planned as a fact-based book on the pre-colonial history of the Eastern Cape in the true tradition of history, this ground-breaking book focuses on epistemological and foundational questions about the writing of history and whose history counts. Whose History Counts challenges the v...

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Edition:First edition.
Imprint:[Stellenbosch, South Africa] : African Sun Media, 2018.
©2018
Description:1 online resource (x, 213 pages) : illustrations.
Language:English
Series:Rethinking Africa series
Rethinking Africa series.
Subject:Historiography -- Africa.
Historiography -- South Africa.
Learning and scholarship -- Africa -- History.
Learning and scholarship -- South Africa -- History.
Historiography.
Learning and scholarship.
Africa.
South Africa.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12354283
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Other authors / contributors:Bam, June, editor.
Ntsebeza, Lungisile, editor.
Zinn, Allan, editor.
ISBN:1928314120
9781928314127
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Summary:"Originally planned as a fact-based book on the pre-colonial history of the Eastern Cape in the true tradition of history, this ground-breaking book focuses on epistemological and foundational questions about the writing of history and whose history counts. Whose History Counts challenges the very concept of "pre-colonial" and explores methodologies on researching and writing history. The reason for this dramatic change of focus is attributed in the introduction of the book to the student-led rebellion that erupted following the #RhodesMustFall campaign which started at the University of Cape Town on 9 March 2015. Key to the rebellion was the students' opposition to what they dubbed "colonial" education and a clamour for, among others, a "decolonised curriculum". This book is a direct response to this clarion call."--Publisher's description.
Other form:Print version: Whose history counts. First edition. [Stellenbosch, South Africa] : African Sun Media, 2018 9781928314110

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