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...
|Imprint:||[Stellenbosch, South Africa] : African Sun Media, 2018.|
|Description:||1 online resource (x, 213 pages) : illustrations.|
|Series:||Rethinking Africa series|
Rethinking Africa series.
|Subject:||Historiography -- Africa.|
Historiography -- South Africa.
Learning and scholarship -- Africa -- History.
Learning and scholarship -- South Africa -- History.
Learning and scholarship.
|URL for this record:||http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12354283|
- Section I. Decolonising historiography. Of definitions and naming: "I am the earth itself. God made me a chief on the very first day of creation."
- Language as source of revitalisation and reclamation of indigenous epistemologies: contesting assumptions and re-imagining women identities in (African) Xhosa society
- The missing idiom of African historiography: African historical writing in Walter Rubusana's Zemk'inkomo Magwalandini
- Repositioning umakhulu as an institution of knowledge: beyond 'biologism' towards umakhulu as the body of indigenous knowledge
- The long southern African past: enfolded time and the challenges of archive
- Section II. The challenges of praxis. The study of earlier African societies before colonial contact in the former Xhalanga magisterial district, Eastern Cape: a case study of three villages in the district
- The home of legends project: the potential and challenges of using heritage sites to tell the pre-colonial stories of the Eastern Cape
- Considerations towards establishing equitable stakeholder partnerships for transformation in higher education in South Africa: A review of the challenges, constraints and possibilities in working on pre-colonial history
- Allegorical critiques and national narratives: mapungubwe in South African history education