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Epilogue: The Art of the Impossible

Veit Erlmann

in Music, Modernity, and the Global Imagination: South Africa and the West

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195123678
eISBN:
9780199868797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123678.003.00017
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The story of the African Choir, Zulu Choir, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a story about the disjunctures and ambiguities of racial, national, and personal identities. As such, this story highlights ... More


Variations upon a Theme: The Zulu Choir in London, 1892–93

Veit Erlmann

in Music, Modernity, and the Global Imagination: South Africa and the West

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195123678
eISBN:
9780199868797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123678.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Between 1892 and 1893, in a parallel venture modeled on the African Choir, a group of singers from Natal toured England, billing themselves as the Zulu Choir. This chapter tells their story, ... More


Scarlet and Black: Military Leadership at Isandhlwana and Rorke's Drift

KEITH KEITH

in The Arts of Leadership

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244898
eISBN:
9780191697401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244898.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter discusses the military leadership at the close of the nineteenth century in southern Africa. Here, the parallel cases are the British army's defeat at Isandhlwana at the hands of the ... More


The Fictions of Zulu History: Nada the Lily

Laura Chrisman

in Rereading the Imperial Romance: British Imperialism and South African Resistance in Haggard, Schreiner, and Plaatje

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122999
eISBN:
9780191671593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122999.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In the previous chapter, the invariability of metropolitan and colonial ideologies of the Zulu throughout the fraught period of the Anglo-Zulu war was examined. Henry Rider Haggard's non-fictional ... More


Rhodesia 1890–1980: ‘The Lost Dominion’

Donal Lowry

in Settlers and Expatriates: Britons over the Seas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199297672
eISBN:
9780191594335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297672.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Natalians established a tightly knit society in Natal, similar to British settlements elsewhere in the empire. Predominantly English and middle‐class and imbued with concepts of white racial and ... More


Southern Africa

COLIN NEWBURY

in Patrons, Clients, and Empire: Chieftaincy and Over-rule in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257812
eISBN:
9780191717864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257812.003.09
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

In South Africa, there are some significant examples of alliance and imperial patronage by co-optation of Zulu chiefdoms for warfare, and in using client chiefs to bring about the downfall of King ... More


Learning Zulu: A Secret History of Language in South Africa

Mark Sanders

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167565
eISBN:
9781400881086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167565.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

When this book's author began studying Zulu, he was often questioned why he was learning it. This book places the author's endeavors within a wider context to uncover how, in the past 150 years of ... More


Transforming Imperial Romance: Anti-Colonial Pastoralism and Sexual Politics in Mhudi

Laura Chrisman

in Rereading the Imperial Romance: British Imperialism and South African Resistance in Haggard, Schreiner, and Plaatje

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122999
eISBN:
9780191671593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122999.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Sol Plaatje described his novel Mhudi as ‘a love story after the manner of romances; but based on historical facts … with plenty of love, superstition, and imaginations worked in between the wars. ... More


The Shadow of Isandlwana

John Laband

in Zulu Warriors: The Battle for the South African Frontier

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300180312
eISBN:
9780300206197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180312.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

When the British embarked on a series of campaigns to unify southern Africa under imperial control, several African polities resisted the British by force of arms. In 1879, the Zulu kingdom under the ... More


Learn More Zulu

Mark Sanders

in Learning Zulu: A Secret History of Language in South Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167565
eISBN:
9781400881086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167565.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the ways that white appropriation gave Zulu its power and value relative to other African signifiers. It first provides an overview of the legacy of John William Colenso, who, ... More


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