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Maqoma - The Legend Of A Great Xhosa Warrior (Paperback) Loot Price: R377
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Maqoma - The Legend Of A Great Xhosa Warrior (Paperback)

Timothy J. Stapleton

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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.

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Imprint: Amava Heritage Publishing
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: December 2016
Authors: Timothy J. Stapleton
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
ISBN-13: 978-0-620-68352-4
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
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LSN: 0-620-68352-X
Barcode: 9780620683524

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