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The Assassination Of King Shaka - Zulu History's Dramatic Moment (Paperback): John Laband The Assassination Of King Shaka - Zulu History's Dramatic Moment (Paperback)
John Laband 1
R275 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R46 (17%) Within 4 - 8 working days

In this riveting new book, John Laband, pre-eminent historian of the Zulu Kingdom, tackles some of the questions that swirl around the assassination in 1828 of King Shaka, the celebrated founder of the Zulu Kingdom and war leader of legendary brilliance: Why did prominent members of the royal house conspire to kill him? Just how significant a part did the white hunter-traders settled at Port Natal play in their royal patron's downfall? Why were Shaka's relations with the British Cape Colony key to his survival? And why did the powerful army he had created acquiesce so tamely in the usurpation of the throne by Dingane, his half-brother and assassin?

In his search for answers Laband turns to the Zulu voice heard through recorded oral testimony and praise-poems, and to the written accounts and reminiscences of the Port Natal trader-hunters and the despatches of Cape officials. In the course of probing and assessing this evidence the author vividly brings the early Zulu kingdom and its inhabitants to life. He throws light on this elusive character of and his own unpredictable intentions, while illuminating the fears and ambitions of those attempting to prosper and survive in his hazardous kingdom: a kingdom that nevertheless endured in all its essential characteristics, particularly militarily, until its destruction fifty one years later in 1879 by the British; and whose fate, legend has it, Shaka predicted with his dying breath.

Maqoma - The Legend Of A Great Xhosa Warrior (Paperback): Timothy J. Stapleton Maqoma - The Legend Of A Great Xhosa Warrior (Paperback)
Timothy J. Stapleton
R286 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R59 (21%) In stock

Maqoma was the most renowned Xhosa chief of South Africa’s 19th century Cape-Xhosa Wars and arguably one of Africa’s greatest resistance leaders of the colonial period. He was a man of considerable intellect and eloquence, striving to maintain traditional social structures and the power of the Xhosa royalty in the face of colonial depredations and dispossession.

When accommodation and diplomacy failed, Maqoma led Xhosa forces in three separate wars against the British-ruled Cape Colony. Evidence suggests that Maqoma made covert attempts to undermine the Nongqawuse Cattle Killing prophecies of 1856-57 which brought devastation on the Xhosa nation. Imprisoned on Robben Island for 12 years, Maqoma was paroled in 1869. When he attempted to resettle on his stolen land, however, he was re-banished to the infamous island prison, where he died under mysterious circumstances in 1873. And yet his name lives on.

In vivid prose the author records the life of a leader of exrtaordinary tenacity, flexibility, political and martial skills, who tragically became the victim of colonial domination.

Maqoma's Last War - The Sinking Of The Birkenhead (Paperback, 2nd ed): Nicholas Dekker Maqoma's Last War - The Sinking Of The Birkenhead (Paperback, 2nd ed)
Nicholas Dekker
R286 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R59 (21%) In stock

This is the story of a brave warrior and “a formidable tactician, a masterly politician and a brilliant orator”; a Xhosa Nkosi who destroyed a British Navy troopship that threatened to annihilate his nation in 1852; the story of how the attack was carried out by a few African black Xhosa people.

This is the story of a lone abalone diver who spent scores of hours investigating the wreck of HMS ‘Birkenhead’ between 1958 and 1988. This is the story how the irrefutable evidence of sabotage was found. This is the story of Britain´s mindless invasion into Xhosaland.

This is the lamentable story how one of the bravest African Royals was buried in a pauper´s hole on Robben Island; a disrespect and disgust to the Xhosa Kingdom in general and the amaRharhabe in particular.

UbuNgqina bobuKrestu bama-Afrika (Xhosa, Paperback): Archbishop Ndumiso Harry Ngada UbuNgqina bobuKrestu bama-Afrika (Xhosa, Paperback)
Archbishop Ndumiso Harry Ngada
R136 R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Save R28 (21%) In stock

Yintlaninge yencwadi ezibhaliweyo zapapashwa kweli ngobuKrestu buphela nezimalunga neeNkonzo eziziMeleyo. Ezinye zibhalwe ziincakuba zeengqiqi-buThixo ezinye zazo zibhalelwe uluntu. Kuzo zombini ezi nkalo akukho nenye ebhalwe ngamalungu ezi nkonzo.

UbuNgqina bobuKrestu bama-Afrika yincwadi eyahluke kakhulu ngendlela ezimbini; okokuqala ababhali bayo ngamaAfrika azinkokheli zeNkonzo eziziMeleyo-bebalisa ibali labo; bezithethela ngokwabo. Le ncwadi ibuza umbuzo wokuba kutheni le nto zivumelekile ezinye izizwe ukuba zamkele ubuKrestu zibugcine nobuzwe bazo? Kungoba kutheni lento kufuneka uguquke ube liNgesi ukuze ube ngumKrestu osulungekileyo? Bubumdaka ukuba ngumAfrika akuhlangani nokukhanya kobuKrestu!! Njani?

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  • Ikhwelo: Le ncwadi ihlaba ikhwelo kuthi sonke, abangamaKrestu nabangengawo, lokuba uKrestu akayomali ehlala ezipokothweni zababala lithile kuphela.
  • Ibuza imibuzo eyoyikwayo: Omnye wale mibuzo ngothi, kungani na ukuba xa ungumAfrika kufuneka ungazihlanganisi nobumdaka nobuhedeni bobuAfrika ujike uzibize ngoKrestu? Kungabonwa ngxaki kumKrestu okwaliNgesi.
Die Herero-Opstand 1904-1907 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Gerhardus Pool Die Herero-Opstand 1904-1907 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Gerhardus Pool
R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 In stock

Die Herero-opstand 1904–1907 is ’n heruitgawe van ’n boek wat ses keer tussen 1976 en 1979 deur HAUM gepubliseer is. Die lotgevalle van die Hererovolk word in hierdie boek geskets, ’n stuk geskiedenis wat ’n sentrale plek in Namibie se kleurryke geskiedenis beklee. Die opstand van die Herero’s in 1904 teen Duitse koloniale gesag kan beskou word as die enkele gebeurtenis wat die gebied se volksverhoudinge die ingrypendste verander het. Die Herero-opstand 1904–1907 vertel van die geleidelike opbou na die konflik, die skielike uitbarsting van geweld en die tragiese afloop vir die Herero’s toe duisende verhonger het en hulle grond en politieke seggenskap verloor het.

God, War, and Providence - The Epic Struggle of Roger Williams and the Narragansett Indians against the Puritans of New England... God, War, and Providence - The Epic Struggle of Roger Williams and the Narragansett Indians against the Puritans of New England (Hardcover)
James A. Warren
R496 R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Save R126 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days

"Warren transforms what could have been merely a Pilgrim version of cowboys and Indians into a sharp study of cultural contrast... a well-researched cameo of early America." --Roger Lowenstein, The Wall Street Journal The tragic and fascinating history of the first epic struggle between white settlers and Native Americans in the early seventeenth century: a fresh look at the aggressive expansionist Puritans in New England and the determined Narragansett Indians, who refused to back down and accept English authority over people and their land. A devout Puritan minister in seventeenth-century New England, Roger Williams was also a social critic, diplomat, theologian, and politician who fervently believed in tolerance. Yet his orthodox brethren were convinced tolerance fostered anarchy and courted God's wrath. Banished from Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1635, Williams purchased land from the Narragansett Indians and laid the foundations for the colony of Rhode Island as a place where Indian and English cultures could flourish side by side, in peace. As the seventeenth century wore on, a steadily deepening antagonism developed between an expansionist, aggressive Puritan culture and an increasingly vulnerable, politically divided Indian population. Indian tribes that had been at the center of the New England communities found themselves shunted off to the margins of the region. By the 1660s, all the major Indian peoples in southern New England had come to accept English authority, either tacitly or explicitly. All, except one: the Narragansetts. In God, War, and Providence James A. Warren tells the remarkable and little-known story of the alliance between Roger Williams's Rhode Island and the Narragansett Indians, and how they joined forces to retain their autonomy and their distinctive ways of life against Puritan encroachment. Deeply researched, vividly written, this account of the Narragansetts' courageous resistance campaign, aided by Williams, serves as a telling precedent for white-Native American encounters along the North American frontier for the next 250 years.

NATIVE AMERICAN MYTHS - Collected 1636 - 1919 (Paperback): Rosalind Kerven NATIVE AMERICAN MYTHS - Collected 1636 - 1919 (Paperback)
Rosalind Kerven
R412 R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Save R72 (17%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Reinventing Hoodia - Peoples, plants, and patents in South Africa (Paperback): Laura A. Foster Reinventing Hoodia - Peoples, plants, and patents in South Africa (Paperback)
Laura A. Foster
R350 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R73 (21%) Within 4 - 10 working days

Native to the Kalahari Desert, Hoodia gordonii is a succulent plant known by generations of indigenous San peoples to have a variety of uses: to reduce hunger, increase energy, and ease breastfeeding. In the global North, it is known as a natural appetite suppressant, a former star of the booming diet industry. In Reinventing Hoodia, Laura Foster explores how the plant was reinvented through patent ownership, pharmaceutical research, the self-determination efforts of indigenous San peoples, contractual benefit sharing, commercial development as an herbal supplement, and bioprospecting legislation. Using a feminist decolonial technoscience approach, Foster argues that although patent law is inherently racialized, gendered, and Western, it offered opportunities for indigenous San peoples, South African scientists, and Hoodia growers to make claims for belonging within the shifting politics of South Africa. This radical interdisciplinary and intersectional account of the multiple materialities of Hoodia illuminates the connections between law, science, and the marketplace, while demonstrating how these domains value certain forms of knowledge and matter differently.

Lakota Way 2019 Wall Calendar - Native American Wisdom on Ethics and Character (Calendar): Joseph M. Marshall III, Jim... Lakota Way 2019 Wall Calendar - Native American Wisdom on Ethics and Character (Calendar)
Joseph M. Marshall III, Jim Yellowhawk; Designed by Amber Lotus Publishing
R265 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R57 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Kings of the Yukon - One Summer Paddling Across the Far North (Hardcover): Adam Weymouth Kings of the Yukon - One Summer Paddling Across the Far North (Hardcover)
Adam Weymouth
R449 R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Save R112 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
New Poets of Native Nations (Paperback): Heid E. Erdrich New Poets of Native Nations (Paperback)
Heid E. Erdrich
R311 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R55 (18%) Within 7 - 15 working days
Killers of the Flower Moon - The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI (Paperback): David Grann Killers of the Flower Moon - The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI (Paperback)
David Grann
R310 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R114 (37%) Within 7 - 12 working days
What Dawid Knew - A Journey With The Kruipers (Paperback): Patricia Glyn What Dawid Knew - A Journey With The Kruipers (Paperback)
Patricia Glyn
R240 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R34 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

"You see, Mama, I told the truth. And so did my grandpa. It’s the last time before I die that I can show my descendants the truth about what happened here. Now I can rest." – Dawid Kruiper to Patricia Glyn.

Dawid Kruiper was an old Bushman with a secret that had been kept in his family for over a century, and which he wanted to hand on to his sons before he died. But he didn’t have the means to take his children back to the place where his grandfather had witnessed the horror that silenced him.

So Dawid asked Patricia Glyn to help him mount the great – and final – odyssey of his life. For two months in 2011, three generations of the Kruiper family, Patricia and her expedition crew travelled through the Kalahari, visiting and documenting places where Dawid and his forebears had roamed when they were ‘wild’ and free in the decades before the outsiders arrived in their homeland. And their journey culminated in Dawid releasing his secret to the world.

This is the story of how Patricia’s assumptions about and relationships with the Kruiper family were tested to the limit before they trusted her with their knowledge and stories. Patricia slowly gains an understanding of the depth of the Kruipers’ pain after centuries of genocide, prejudice and dispossession. The result is a candid but compassionate account of how this historical trauma manifests in the everyday lives of a contemporary Bushman family.

Patricia describes what she learned from the family about humankind’s original relationship with wilderness and the natural world. She recounts the Kruipers’ extraordinary veld knowledge and intuition, their inbuilt GPS and prescience.

This is an eco-adventure with a difference. What Dawid Knew explores the personal history and heritage of a remarkable family and what the Bushmen have to teach us about respect for, and responsible management of, our natural resources.

A Warrior of the People - How Susan La Flesche Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America's First Indian... A Warrior of the People - How Susan La Flesche Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America's First Indian Doctor (Paperback)
Joe Starita
R306 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R69 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Killers of the Flower Moon - Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI (Paperback): David Grann Killers of the Flower Moon - Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI (Paperback)
David Grann 1
R230 R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 Save R115 (50%) Within 7 - 12 working days

WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST FACT CRIME SHORTLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NON-FICTION `A riveting true story of greed, serial murder and racial injustice' JON KRAKAUER `A fiercely entertaining mystery story and a wrenching exploration of evil' KATE ATKINSON `A fascinating account of a tragic and forgotten chapter in the history of the American West' JOHN GRISHAM From the bestselling author of The Lost City of Z, now a major film starring Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattison, comes a true-life murder story which became one of the FBI's first major homicide investigations. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. As the death toll climbed, the FBI took up the case. But the bureau badly bungled the investigation. In desperation, its young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. Together with the Osage he and his undercover team began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. `David Grann has a razor-keen instinct for suspense' LOUISE ERDRICH

The Third Bank of the River - Power and Survival in the Twenty-First Century Amazon (Hardcover): Chris Feliciano Arnold The Third Bank of the River - Power and Survival in the Twenty-First Century Amazon (Hardcover)
Chris Feliciano Arnold
R462 R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Save R116 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days

During the 2014 World Cup, an isolated Amazonian tribe emerged from the jungle on the misty border of Peru and Brazil, escaping massacre at the hands of illegal loggers. A year later, in the jungle capital of Manaus, a bloody weekend of reprisal killings inflames a drug war that blurs the line between cops and kingpins. Both events reveal the dual struggles of those living in and around the vast, endangered Amazon jungle. As indigenous tribes lose their ancestral territory every day to loggers and drug runners, local communities in cities such as Manaus, are plagued by intense violence due to the ongoing drug wars and entrenched corruption within the police and government. The chaos and violence echo the atrocities that have haunted the rain forest since Europeans first arrived in the New World. Following doctors and soldiers, environmental activists and indigenous Olympic archers, among others, The Third Bank of the River traces development in the Amazon from the arrival of the first Spanish flotilla. Veteran journalist Chris Arnold grounds his story in rigorous first-hand reporting and in-depth research, revealing a portrait of Brazil and the Amazon that is complex, bloody, and often tragic.

Junk (Paperback): Tommy Pico Junk (Paperback)
Tommy Pico
R257 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R63 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Killers of the Flower Moon - Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI (Hardcover): David Grann Killers of the Flower Moon - Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI (Hardcover)
David Grann 1
R444 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R165 (37%) Within 7 - 12 working days

WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST FACT CRIME SHORTLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NON-FICTION `A riveting true story of greed, serial murder and racial injustice' JON KRAKAUER `A fiercely entertaining mystery story and a wrenching exploration of evil' KATE ATKINSON `A fascinating account of a tragic and forgotten chapter in the history of the American West' JOHN GRISHAM From the bestselling author of The Lost City of Z, now a major film starring Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattison, comes a true-life murder story which became one of the FBI's first major homicide investigations. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. As the death toll climbed, the FBI took up the case. But the bureau badly bungled the investigation. In desperation, its young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. Together with the Osage he and his undercover team began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. `David Grann has a razor-keen instinct for suspense' LOUISE ERDRICH

The Lost City of the Monkey God - A True Story (Hardcover): Douglas Preston The Lost City of the Monkey God - A True Story (Hardcover)
Douglas Preston
R472 R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Save R116 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Killers of the Flower Moon - The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI (Hardcover): David Grann Killers of the Flower Moon - The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI (Hardcover)
David Grann
R491 R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Save R121 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Fools Crow - Wisdom and Power (Paperback, Tri S Foundatio): Thomas Mails Fools Crow - Wisdom and Power (Paperback, Tri S Foundatio)
Thomas Mails
R302 R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Save R56 (19%) Within 7 - 15 working days
Tracking Tradition - A Practical Resource for Teaching About Indigenous Knowledge (Paperback, English Ed): Ruth Versfeld Tracking Tradition - A Practical Resource for Teaching About Indigenous Knowledge (Paperback, English Ed)
Ruth Versfeld
R100 R86 Discovery Miles 860 Save R14 (14%) Within 11 - 17 working days

This teaching and learning resource is produced in line with the changing curriculum in South African Schools. It considers the nature and value of culture, medicines, skills and artefacts.

Indigenous Intellectual Property - A Handbook of Contemporary Research (Hardcover): Matthew Rimmer Indigenous Intellectual Property - A Handbook of Contemporary Research (Hardcover)
Matthew Rimmer
R4,453 Discovery Miles 44 530 Within 7 - 12 working days

Taking an interdisciplinary approach unmatched by any other book on this topic, this thoughtful Handbook considers the international struggle to provide for proper and just protection of Indigenous intellectual property (IP). In light of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2007, expert contributors assess the legal and policy controversies over Indigenous knowledge in the fields of international law, copyright law, trademark law, patent law, trade secrets law, and cultural heritage. The overarching discussion examines national developments in Indigenous IP in the United States, Canada, South Africa, the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia. The Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the historical origins of conflict over Indigenous knowledge, and examines new challenges to Indigenous IP from emerging developments in information technology, biotechnology, and climate change. Practitioners and scholars in the field of IP will learn a great deal from this Handbook about the issues and challenges that surround just protection of a variety of forms of IP for Indigenous communities.

Tragic Encounters - The People's History of Native Americans (Paperback): Page Smith Tragic Encounters - The People's History of Native Americans (Paperback)
Page Smith
R451 R354 Discovery Miles 3 540 Save R97 (22%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Page Smith was one of America's greatest historians. He made his mark with a history of the United States published in eight volumes, each volume carrying the subtitle `A People's History of the United States'. These were groundbreaking histories, composed as a long continuous narrative loosely organised around the themes present in each age or period. They were sourced almost entirely in contemporaneous accounts of the events covered, and they set the ground for a whole new approach to history. During the last years of his life, Smith concentrated on composing a history of Native Americans after the first European contact. This manuscript was discovered unpublished after his death. Using his wonderful technique of narrative, discovering in the events of each period the thematic overview of that period, he again turns to contemporaneous documents to provide the structure and substance of this history. Tragic Encountersgrants these oppressed and nearly destroyed people a chance to tell their own broad story. We know of no other similar attempt, and this book will surely caution and intrigue readers as they are offered a new slant on a very old subject.

The Earth is Weeping - The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West (Paperback, Main): Peter Cozzens The Earth is Weeping - The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West (Paperback, Main)
Peter Cozzens 1
R261 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R48 (18%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Sunday Times' Best History Books of 2017 Winner of the Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History Winner of the 2017 Caroline Bancroft History Prize Shortlisted for the Military History Magazine Book of the Year Award NOMINATED FOR THE 2017 PEN HESSELL-TILTMAN 'Extraordinary... Cozzens has stripped the myth from these stories, but he is such a superb writer that what remains is exquisite' The Times At the end of the Civil War, the American nation continued its expansion onto tribal lands, setting off a struggle that would last nearly three decades. Peter Cozzens chronicles the conflict from both sides in comprehensive and singularly intimate detail, bringing together a pageant of fascinating characters, including Custer, Sherman and Grant, as well as great native leaders such as Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull and Red Cloud. This is the tale of how the West was won... and lost.

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