In Shaka, Carolyn Hamilton is dealing with perhaps the central figure in the popular image of Africa. She traces the construction of heroic, demonised and realistic Shakas from the earliest colonial texts to the Africanist idealisation, and the modern uses of the story by political parties.
"‘A major contribution to South African history which will also have a far wider resonance’. (Professor Shula Marks)
‘... a book of exceptional interest and importance that will have an immediate impact on a variety of current academic debates.’ (Professor Adam Kuper)"
ISBN: 978-0-86486-421-5, 2017 (2nd impression), 232x152mm, 296 pages
Rights: southern Africa from Harvard University Press
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