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African Perspectives of King Dingane kaSenzangakhona: The Second Monarch of the Zulu Kingdom

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African Perspectives of King Dingane kaSenzangakhona: The Second Monarch of the Zulu Kingdom

Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu, "African Perspectives of King Dingane kaSenzangakhona: The Second Monarch of the Zulu Kingdom "
English | ISBN: 3319567861 | 2017 | 315 pages | EPUB | 1208 KB

This book examines the active role played by Africans in the pre-colonial production of historical knowledge in South Africa, focusing on perspectives of the second king of amaZulu, King Dingane. It draws upon a wealth of oral traditions, izibongo, and the work of public intellectuals such as Magolwane kaMkhathini Jiyane and Mshongweni to present African perspectives of King Dingane as multifaceted, and in some cases, constructed according to socio-political formations and aimed at particular audiences. By bringing African perspectives to the fore, this innovative historiography centralizes indigenous African languages in the production of historical knowledge.