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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


Cetewayo: Shaw's Hero From Africa

Stanley Weintraub

in Who's Afraid of Bernard Shaw?: Some Personalities in Shaw's Plays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037264
eISBN:
9780813041544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037264.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In Shaw's early, fiction-writing days, when his travels were limited by lack of means to London and environs, he placed the Zulu chieftain Cetewayo in one of his novels—in England, where, indeed, he ... More


A Failed Mission, Contesting Colonial Rule, and Ecclesiastical Developments

Nicholas M. Creary

in Domesticating a Religious Import: The Jesuits and the Inculturation of the Catholic Church in Zimbabwe, 1879-1980

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233342
eISBN:
9780823241774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233342.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Two Bantu language-speaking groups, the VaShona people, who entered the southern African region as early as the ninth century ce and established the state known as Great Zimbabwe by the thirteenth ... More


Argument Licensing and Agreement

Claire Halpert

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190256470
eISBN:
9780190256500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256470.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Nouns in many Bantu languages show a strikingly unrestricted syntactic distribution, leading to proposals that syntactic case does not play an active role in the grammar of Bantu. This book argues ... More


Dreamscapes

David Chidester

in Wild Religion: Tracking the Sacred in South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273078
eISBN:
9780520951570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273078.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines New Age enthusiasts' rites to reconnect with the wild religion of Africa. This wild religious experience—the wild extrasensory encounters with Africans as well as wild ... More


Ceremonies and Crises: The Garrison in the Established Colony, 1860s–1890s

Graham Dominy

in Last Outpost on the Zulu Frontiers: Fort Napier and the British Imperial Garrison

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040047
eISBN:
9780252098246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040047.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the themes of crisis and ceremony as the Colony of Natal matured and the garrison of Fort Napier faced greater threats, particularly from beyond its borders, during the period ... More


Mummy Love: H. Rider Haggard and Racial Archaeology

Patrick Brantlinger

in Taming Cannibals: Race and the Victorians

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450198
eISBN:
9780801462634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450198.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter considers the adventure stories of H. Rider Haggard, which helped set the pattern for fiction combining geographical with archaeological discovery. His three best-known novels—King ... More


The Meat of Heroes

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/9780300180312.003.0017
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In the Zulu kingdom, the most successful of the warring chiefs was Shaka, who seized the throne of the little Zulu chieftainship in the valley of the White Mfolozi River from his half-brother in ... More


‘We Shall Go and Eat Up the White Men’

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/9780300180312.003.0018
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter discusses how King Cetshwayo kaMpande gathered intelligence to learn the true strength and intentions of the British. The British were aware that they were under Zulu surveillance but ... More


‘The Army Is Now Thoroughly Beaten’

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/9780300180312.003.0021
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Ever since Isandlwana and the disembowelling of the slain, the British attitude to amaZulu had hardened considerably. The British attacked the Zulu people's basic means of survival. Through a ... More


Campaigning in southern Africa

Edward M. Spiers

in The Victorian Soldier in Africa

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719061219
eISBN:
9781781700556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719061219.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter provides the information on the Ninth Cape Frontier War (1877–78) and campaign against Sekhukhune and focuses on Anglo-Zulu War. The campaigns of 1877–78 were a series of largely ... More


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