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The Uncoiling Python

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Author: Harold Scheub
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Release: 2010-06-05
ISBN: 0821443321
Size: 44.82 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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by Harold Scheub, The Uncoiling Python Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Uncoiling Python books, There are many collections of African oral traditions, but few as carefully organized as The Uncoiling Python. Harold Scheub, one of the world’s leading scholars of African oral traditions and folklore, explores the ways in which oral traditions have served to combat and subvert colonial domination in South Africa. From the time colonial forces first came to southern Africa in 1487, oral and written traditions have been a bulwark against what became 350 years of colonial rule, characterized by the racist policies of apartheid. The Uncoiling Python: South African Storytellers and Resistance is the first in-depth study of oral tradition as a means of survival. In open insurrections and other subversive activities Africans resisted the daily humiliations of colonial rule, but perhaps the most effective and least apparent expression of subversion was through indigenous storytelling and poetic traditions. Harold Scheub has collected the stories and poetry of the Xhosa, Zulu, Swati, and Ndebele peoples to present a fascinating analysis of how the apparently harmless tellers of tales and creators of poetry acted as front-line soldiers.



The Uncoiling Python

The Uncoiling Python PDF
Author: Harold Scheub
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Release: 2010-08-10
ISBN: 0821419226
Size: 72.98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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The Uncoiling Python

by Harold Scheub, The Uncoiling Python Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Uncoiling Python books, The oral and written traditions of the Africans of South Africa have provided an understanding of their past and the way the past relates to the present. These traditions continue to shape the past by the present, and vice versa. From the time colonial forces first came to the region in 1487, oral and written traditions have been a bulwark against what became 350 years of colonial rule, characterized by the racist policies of apartheid. The Uncoiling Python: South African Storytellers and Resistance is the first in-depth study of how Africans used oral traditions as a means of survival against European domination. Africans resisted colonial rule from the beginning. They participated in open insurrections and other subversive activities in order to withstand the daily humiliations of colonial rule. Perhaps the most effective and least apparent expression of subversion was through indigenous storytelling and poetic traditions. Harold Scheub has collected the stories and poetry of the Xhosa, Zulu, Swati, and Ndebele peoples to present a fascinating analysis of how the apparently harmless tellers of tales and creators of poetry acted as front-line soldiers.



There Was No Lightning

There was No Lightning PDF
Author: Harold Scheub
Publisher: UW-Madison Libraries Parallel Press
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9781934795200
Size: 47.19 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Apartheid
Languages : en
Pages : 219
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There Was No Lightning

by Harold Scheub, There Was No Lightning Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download There Was No Lightning books,



Nation S Bounty

Nation s Bounty PDF
Author: Isabel Hofmeyr
Publisher: NYU Press
Release: 2007-06-01
ISBN: 1776143183
Size: 79.38 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 542
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Nation S Bounty

by Isabel Hofmeyr, Nation S Bounty Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Nation S Bounty books, A beautiful study of the incredible life of Nontsizi Mgqwetho For nearly a decade Nontsizi Mgqwetho contributed poetry to a Johannesburg newspaper, Umteteli wa Bantu, the first and only female poet to produce a substantial body of work in Xhosa. Apart from what is revealed in these writings, very little is known about her life. She explodes on the scene with her swaggering, urgent, confrontational woman's poetry on 23 October 1920, sends poems to the newspaper regularly throughout the three years from 1924 to 1926, withdraws for two years until two final poems appear in December 1928 and January 1929, then disappears into the shrouding silence she first burst from. Nothing more is heard from her, but the poetry she left immediately claims for her the status of one of the greatest literary artists ever to write in Xhosa, an anguished voice of an urban woman confronting male dominance, ineffective leadership, black apathy, white malice and indifference, economic exploitation and a tragic history of nineteenth-century territorial and cultural dispossession. The Nation's Bounty contains the original poems alongside English translations by Jeff Opland. It was the first of a number of new titles planned for release in the African Treasury Series, a premier collection of texts by South Africa's pioneers of African literature and written in indigenous languages. First published by Wits University Press in the 1940s, the series provided a voice for the voiceless and celebrated African culture, history and heritage. It continues to make a contribution by supporting current efforts to empower and develop the status of African languages in South Africa.



African Heritage Challenges

African Heritage Challenges PDF
Author: Britt Baillie
Publisher: Springer Nature
Release: 2020
ISBN: 9811543666
Size: 29.58 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Anthropology
Languages : en
Pages : 363
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by Britt Baillie, African Heritage Challenges Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download African Heritage Challenges books, African Heritage Challenges: Communities and Sustainable Development presents cultural heritage on the African continent in a futuristic way, invoking critical issues of sustainability and development, which are core to the twenty-first century development agenda. Development trajectories globally are strongly buttressed by the convergence between the past and present, where heritage plays a vital role, and Africa, though unique, is no exception." -Prof. Innocent Pikarayi, Department of Archaeology, University of Pretoria "An excellent analysis of the unprecedented complexity surrounding the management of African heritage today. Emerging and evolving contestations regarding ownership, methods and rights as well as prospects of development and environmental schemes are some of the issues richly illuminated by leading scholarship. The book provides invaluable new insights for rethinking our approaches locally." -Dr. Sada Mire, Archaeologist and author of Divine Fertility (2020) The richness of Africa's heritage at times stands in stark contrast to the economic, health, political, and societal challenges that the continent faces across variegated contexts. Development is essential but in what forms? For whom? Following whose agendas? At what costs? This book, with a special focus on sub-Saharan Africa, explores how heritage can promote, secure, or undermine sustainable development, and in turn, how this affects conceptions of heritage. The chapters identify shared challenges, good practices and failures, and use specific case studies to provide detailed insights into varied forms of heritage and heritage defining processes. By critically analysing the often romanticised discourses of 'heritage', 'community engagement', and 'sustainable development' it suggests ways of harnessing aspects of heritage to tackle some of the socioeconomic and political pressures facing heritage practices on the continent, including the legacies of colonialism. Dr. Britt Baillie is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Wits City Institute, University of the Witwatersrand and a founding member of the Centre for Urban Conflict Research, University of Cambridge. Prof. Marie Louise Stig Sørensen is Professor of European Prehistory and Heritage Studies at the Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, and the Director of the Cambridge Heritage Research Centre.



Trauma Cultural Complexes And Transformation

Trauma  Cultural Complexes  and Transformation PDF
Author: Evija Volfa Vestergaard
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2018-06-28
ISBN: 131529463X
Size: 72.73 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Psychology
Languages : en
Pages : 156
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Trauma Cultural Complexes And Transformation

by Evija Volfa Vestergaard, Trauma Cultural Complexes And Transformation Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Trauma Cultural Complexes And Transformation books, Trauma, Cultural Complexes, and Transformation: Folk Narratives and Present Realities contributes to our understanding of how culturally traumatic events affect present day realities, and suggests the potential for healing by combining theories on psychological trauma, cultural complexes, and transformations. It draws on insight from a range of disciplines, including Jungian psychology, literary criticism, folkloristics, neurosciences, quantum physics, and social studies. Evija Volfa Vestergaard maps folk narratives of human encounters with extra-human entities as communications of cultural traumas suffered by tellers who are embedded in particular historical and geographical settings, focusing on the little-explored globally emerging cultures of Latvia and South Africa, alongside the United States of America. These cultural narratives form a bridge to a discourse on the social, political, and economic issues faced by these countries and the world at large. Vestergaard outlines the parallels between dreams and visions of individuals essential in healing, and the mythological legend genre serving the same function for groups and cultures, demonstrating that the aim of these open-ended communications is not only to reveal hidden truth, but also to stir our imagination about potentialities. Healing of traumas demands a world of global relatedness based on nurturing kinship, and such a transformation begins with imagining. Trauma, Cultural Complexes, and Transformation represents essential reading for academics and students of Jungian and post-Jungian studies, folklore, psychology, cultural studies and anthropology, as well as Jungian analysts and psychotherapists.



Archiv F R V Lkerkunde

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Release: 1958
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Category : Ethnology
Languages : de
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African Traditional Religion In South Africa

African Traditional Religion in South Africa PDF
Author: David Chidester
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release: 1997-01-01
ISBN: 0313304742
Size: 19.24 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 462
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African Traditional Religion In South Africa

by David Chidester, African Traditional Religion In South Africa Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download African Traditional Religion In South Africa books, A comprehensive guide to the indigenous religious heritage of South Africa that reviews the literature and provides introductory essays and detailed annotations that define the field of study.



The Antichrist Trilogy

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Author: Mario Reading
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
Release: 2013-02-01
ISBN: 0857896849
Size: 16.44 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 300
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The Antichrist Trilogy

by Mario Reading, The Antichrist Trilogy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Antichrist Trilogy books, The Antichrist Trilogy, now collected in one thrilling e-book... The Nostradamus Prophecies Adam Sabir is a writer desperate to revive his flagging career; Achor Bale is a member of an ancient secret society that has dedicated itself to the protection and support of the 'Three Antichrists' foretold in Nostradamus's verses - Napoleon, Adolf Hitler, and the 'one still to come'... The pair embark on a terrifying chase through the ancient Romany encampments of France in a quest to locate the missing verses. The Mayan Codex Adam Sabir has discovered the missing quatrains of Nostradamus, and the events they foretell are coming true. But there's one prophecy he can't fully decipher, and it warns of the imminent arrival of the Third Antichrist. As Sabir puzzles over the riddle, a descendant of the Mayans begins a dangerous journey to deliver a sacred codex which will reveal the secret of Nostradamus' prophecy... The Third Antichrist Scholar Adam Sabir has decoded the identity of the Third Antichrist. He alone knows the one who can prevent this tyrant's rise. The fate of the world is in his hands...The countdown to Armageddon has begun.



The Nostradamus Prophecies

The Nostradamus Prophecies PDF
Author: Mario Reading
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
Release: 2009-12-01
ISBN: 1848874871
Size: 69.19 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 300
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by Mario Reading, The Nostradamus Prophecies Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Nostradamus Prophecies books, Nostradamus wrote a thousand prophecies. Only 942 have survived. What happened to the missing predictions? And what secrets did they contain to make it necessary for them to remain hidden? Adam Sabir, a writer, sets off to unearth the missing prophecies. He is accompanied by enigmatic Achor Bale, a member of an ancient secret society that has dedicated itself to the protection of the 'Three Antichrists' foretold in Nostradamus's verses: Napoleon, Adolf Hitler, and the unnamed 'one still to come'... The pair embark on a terrifying chase through the ancient Romany encampments of France in a quest to locate the missing verses. If they are successful, life will never be the same for Sabir, Bale - or the rest of the world.