Whose history counts : decolonising African pre-colonial historiography / June Bam, Lungisile Ntsebeza, Allan Zinn, editors.

First edition.
  • [Stellenbosch, South Africa] : African Sun Media, 2018.
  • ©2018
1 online resource (x, 213 pages) : illustrations.


Rethinking Africa series [More in this series]
Summary note
"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 very concept of "pre-colonial" and explores methodologies on researching and writing history. The reason for this dramatic change of focus is attributed in the introduction of the book to the student-led rebellion that erupted following the #RhodesMustFall campaign which started at the University of Cape Town on 9 March 2015. Key to the rebellion was the students' opposition to what they dubbed "colonial" education and a clamour for, among others, a "decolonised curriculum". This book is a direct response to this clarion call."--Publisher's description.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Electronic reproduction. New York Available via World Wide Web.
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  • 1928314120 ((electronic bk.))
  • 9781928314127 ((electronic bk.))
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