MAQOMA. Xhosa Resistance to Colonial Advance.


Without question Maqoma was the most renowned Xhosa chief of South Africa’s19th-century frontier wars.But was he a drunken troublemaker and an erratic and volatile ruler? That was the verdict of colonial officials and three generations of historians-but both oral traditions and colonial and missionary documents paint a very different picture.They reveal a man of considerable intellect and eloquence,striving to maintain traditional social structures and the power of the Xhosa aristocracy in the face of colonial depredations and dispossession.Her is the history of one of Africa’s great men.

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H/b in nice clean boards,there is a little insect damage to the outer edges,but nothing serious,also in a v/g clean and sharp pictorial d/w.Size 9×6 pp 261,inc,index,bibliography,notes to text,page maps,reproduced photographic plates inc frontispiece,plus artists impressions,genealogical charts to both front and verso p/dn’s and e/pr’s.Hinges strong.Binding tight (suggest unread),despite there being a best wishes and date written on the verso of the ff/epr.No foxing,staining or browning.Internally clean bright and sharp throughout. A v/g++ almost as new fine copy.


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