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Sara's suicide: History and the representational limit
(University of the Western Cape, 2000)
This paper deals with cognitive failures and historiographical blind spots in legal and historical representations of the colonised subject. It concerns an archival fragment from the seventeenth century - the suicide of a ...
The grammar of domination and the subjection of agency: colonial texts and modes of evidence
(Blackwell Publishing, 2000-12)
This article focuses on colonial accounts of the killing of the Xhosa chief, Hintsa, in 1835 at the hands of British forces along what came to be known as the Eastern Cape frontier. It explores the evidentiary procedures ...