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Suggestions for Further Reading
There is a great deal of writing on South Africa. Our goal here is to sug-
gest some of the most important works that speak to the themes covered in
this volume. In addition to academic studies, we have included works from
South Africa’s rich literary traditions. In a few instances, works included
here pertain to multiple headings. We also have included a section on some
of the websites that offer readers an excellent way of further exploring South
Africa’s history, culture, and politics.
Part I. African Worlds, African Voices
Hamilton, Carolyn. Terrific Majesty: The Powers of Shaka Zulu and the Limits of Historical
Invention. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998.
Hofmeyr, Isobel. “We Spend Our Years as a Tale That Is Told”: Oral Historical Narrative in
a South African Chiefdom. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann Press, 1993.
Landau, Paul S. Popular Politics in the History of South Africa, 1400–1948. New York: Cam-
bridge University Press, 2010.
Peires, Jeffrey. The House of Phalo: A History of the Xhosa People in the Days of Their Inde-
pendence. Johannesburg: Ravan Press, 1981.
Scheub, Harold. The Tongue Is Fire: South African Storytellers and Apartheid. Madison:
University of Wisconsin Press, 1996.
Part II. Colonial Settlement, Slavery, and Peonage
Brink, André. A Chain of Voices. New York: William Morrow, 1982.
Elbourne, Elizabeth. Blood Ground: Colonialism, Missions, and the Contest for Christianity
in the Cape Colony and Britain, 1799–1853. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press,
2002.
Elphick, Richard, and Hermann Giliomee, eds. The Shaping of South African Society,
1652–1840. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1989.
Fredrickson, George. White Supremacy: A Comparative Study in American and South Afri-
can History. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.
Newton-King, Susan. Masters and Servants on the Cape Eastern Frontier, 1760–1803. Cam-
bridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Penn, Nigel. The Forgotten Frontier: Colonist and Khoisan on the Cape’s Northern Frontier in
the Eighteenth Century. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2005.
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