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  • Mueda massacre: the musical archive 

    Israel, Paolo (Taylor & Francis, 2017)
    As in Pidjiguiti in Guiné-Bissau or Baixa de Cassanje in Angola, the massacre that occurred in the northern Mozambican town of Mueda on 16 June 1960 has been inscribed in the nationalist narrative as the breaking point ...
  • 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 ...
  • Not quite fair play, old chap: The complexion of cricket and sport in South Africa 

    Nasson, Bill (Published by History Dept, University of the Western Cape, 2009)
    This review essay explores the racial and social divides that have permeated cricket in South Africa.
  • Paper regimes 

    Dhupelia-Mesthrie, Uma (University of the Western Cape, 2014)
    In 1915 Baba Bapoo, a store assistant in Cape Town, was thrown into a state of great mental and emotional stress when he lost his permit en route to India. This was the only document that could guarantee his re-admission ...
  • The political sublime: reading Kok Nam, Mozambican photographer (1939-2012) 

    Assubuji, Rui; Hayes, Patricia (University of the Western Cape, 2013)
    Kok Nam began his photographic career at Studio Focus in Lourenço Marques in the 1950s, graduated to the newspaper Notícias and joined Tempo magazine in the early 1970s. Most recently he worked at the journal Savana as a ...
  • 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 ...
  • Re-locating memories: transnational and local narratives of Indian South Africans in Cape Town 

    Dhupelia-Mesthrie, Uma (SAGE Publications, 2017)
    This article plays on the word re-location to examine the memories of Indians in South Africa through oral histories about relocation as a result of the Group Areas Act, to memories of parents and grandparents relocating ...
  • 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 ...
  • Red assembly: The work remains 

    Witz, Leslie; Pohlandt-McCormick, Helena; Minkley, Gary; Mowitt, John (Published by History Department, University of the Western Cape, 2016)
    The work that emerged from the encounter with Red, an art installation by Simon Gush and his collaborators, in the workshop ‘Red Assembly’, held in East London in August 2015, is assembled here in Kronos, the journal of ...
  • 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. ...
  • Santu Mofokeng, photographs: 'the violence is in the knowing' 

    Hayes, Patricia (Wiley - Blackwell Publishing, 2009)
    Born in 1956, Santu Mofokeng formed part of the Afrapix Collective that engaged in exposé and documentary photography of anti-apartheid resistance and social conditions during the 1980s in South Africa. However, Mofokeng ...
  • Shades of empire: police photography in German South-West Africa 

    Rizzo, Lorena (Taylor & Francis, 2013)
    This article looks at a photographic album produced by the German police in colonial Namibia just before World War I. Late 19th- and early 20th-century police photography has often been interpreted as a form of visual ...
  • 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 ...
  • Speaking about building Rylands (1960s to 1980s): a Cape Flats history 

    Dhupelia-Mesthrie, Uma (Taylor and Francis, 2014)
    This article draws on oral histories of Rylands, a former Indian group area on the Cape Flats. It shifts focus from narratives of dispossession to narratives of the making of a relocation site. The Cape Flats has generally ...
  • Towards a critical heritage studies 

    Rassool, Ciraj (Taylor & Francis, 2013)
    Anna Karlström’s article made me think of the inaugural conference of the International Association of Critical Heritage Studies held in Gothenburg in June 2012. At the conference, heritage scholars and graduate ...
  • Untangling the Lion's Tale: Violent masculinity and the ethics of biography in the 'Curious' case of the apartheid-era policeman Donald Card 

    Bank, Leslie J.; Bank, Andrew (Routledge Taylor Francis Group, 2013)
    Donald Card (1928–) is a former policeman in South Africa who became the subject of international media attention on 21 September 2004. In a highly publicised and symbolic ceremony of reconciliation inaugurating the ...
  • Utopia Live: Singing the Mozambican struggle for national liberation 

    Israel, Paolo (History Department, University of the Western Cape, 2009)
    This article engages a historical reconstruction of the formation of Makonde revolutionary singing in the process of the Mozambican liberation struggle. The history of ʻUtopia liveʼ is here entrusted to wartime genres, ...
  • ‘The voices of the people involved’: Red, representation and histories of labour 

    Witz, Leslie (Published by History Department, University of the Western Cape, 2016)
    The installation artwork Red by Simon Gush (with his collaborators James Cairns and Mokotjo Mohulo) evokes two senses of representation. One is of symbolism, meaning, visual strategies, juxtapositions, silences and so on. ...