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  • Imagining nation, state, and order in the mid-twentieth century 

    Irwin, Ryan M. (Published by History Department, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    This essay considers the relationship between the United Nations and the Third World. Using the apartheid debate as a framing device, it explores Indian and African nationalism in the mid-1940s and early 1960s. In focusing ...
  • Rationalizing gukurahundi: cold war and South African foreign relations with Zimbabwe, 1981-1983 

    Scarnecchia, Timothy (Kent State University) (Published by University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    This article examines the role of diplomatic relations during the first stages of the 1983 Gukurahundi in Zimbabwe. Based on a preliminary reading of South African Department of Foreign Affairs files for 1983, the article ...
  • Road to Ghana: Nkrumah, Southern Africa and the eclipse of a decolonizing Africa 

    Ahlman, Jeffrey S. (Published by History Department, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    This article interrogates the position of Accra as an ‘extra-metropolitan’ centre for southern African anti-colonial nationalists and anti-apartheid activists during the so-called ‘first wave’ of Africa’s decolonization. ...
  • Reading and representing African refugees in New York 

    Field, Sean (Published by University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    Tracy Kidder and Jonny Steinberg have constructed evocative biographies of African refugees’ dislocation, journeys and struggles to settle in the USA. These books are reviewed through the lens of how South African readers ...
  • Living in exile: daily life and international relations at SWAPO’s Kongwa Camp 

    Williams, Christian A. (Published by History Department, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    From 1964, when it was first granted by the Tanzanian government to OAU recognized liberation movements, Kongwa camp has been a key site in southern Africa’s exile history. First SWAPO and FRELIMO, and later the ANC, MPLA ...
  • A native of nowhere: the life of South African journalist Nat Nakasa, 1937-1965 

    Brown, Ryan Lenora (Published by History Department, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    This article examines the life and work of South African journalist Nat Nakasa (1937-1965), a writer for the popular news magazine Drum, the first black columnist for the Johannesburg newspaper the Rand Daily Mail, and ...
  • The South Africa-Angola talks, 1976-1984: a little-known cold war thread 

    Saunders, Christopher (University of Cape Town) (Published by History Dept, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    That South Africa invaded Angola in 1975, in an abortive attempt to prevent a Marxist government coming to power there, and that the South African Defence Force then repeatedly attacked Angola from 1978, is relatively well ...
  • Decolonization of a special type: rethinking Cold War history in Southern Africa 

    Lee, Christopher J. (History Department, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    Introduction: This special issue of Kronos: Southern African Histories speaks to this imbalance, contributing in small measure to a recent turn in Cold War studies that has sought to incorporate regional perspectives ...