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The other Zulus the spread of Zulu ethnicity in colonial South Africa by Michael R. Mahoney

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Published by Duke University Press in Durham, NC .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Ethnic identity,
  • Zulu (African people),
  • Colonies,
  • Administration,
  • Ethnic relations,
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementMichael R. Mahoney
SeriesPolitics, history, and culture, Politics, history, and culture
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDT1768.Z95 M36 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25270536M
ISBN 109780822352952, 9780822353096
LC Control Number2012011588

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The OTher Zulus. Michael r. Mahoney. The Other Zulus. politics, history, and culture. A series from the International Institute at the University of Michigan. Series Editors. George Steinmetz and Julia Adams. Series Editorial Advisory Board. 'A very remarkable people, the Zulu', the British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, said on hearing of a fresh disaster in the war of , 'They defeat our generals; they convert our bishops; they have settled the fate of a great European dynasty'. Remarkable indeed, to have taken on the full might of the British Empire at its height, and won, if not the war, at least some of the battles. The Zulu chief Dingane ambushed and killed about Boers in In revenge the forces of Andries Pretorius killed about 3, Zulus in the Battle of Blood River. Subsequent Boer intervention in Zulu domestic affairs led in to the overthrow of Dingane and the crowning of Mpande, who became a vassal of the Boer republic of Natal. Queen Elizabeth said, "It is the bulwark of virginity." Cetewayo, the Zulu hero, remarked, "A jerk in the hand is worth two in the bush." The immortal Franklin has said, "Masturbation is the best policy." Michelangelo and all of the other old masters--"old masters," I will remark, is an abbreviation, a contraction--have used similar language.

The Zulus (Elite): Knight, Ian, McBride, Angus: : Books. Buy Used/5(4).   The Other Zulus: The Spread of Zulu Ethnicity in Colonial South Africa, by Michael R. Mahoney. Politics, History and Culture series. Durham, North Carolina, Duke University Press, xv, pp. $ US (cloth), $ US (paper). In this work .   Zakes Mda is a recipient of the Ikhamanga Order in Silver from the South African government. His novel Cion, set in south-east Ohio, was nominated for the NAACP Image Award. His memoir titled Sometimes There Is a Void: Memoirs of an Outsider was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux and was the New York Times ‘Notable Book’ for The Other Zulus: The Spread of Zulu Ethnicity in Colonial South Africa, by Michael R. Mahoney. Politics, History and Culture series. Durham, North Carolina, Duke University Press, xv, pp. $ US (cloth), $ US (paper). In this work Michael Mahoney asks a deceptively simple question.