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Title:The deaths of Hintsa: postapartheid South Africa and the shape of recurring pasts
Author:Lalu, PremeshISNI
Year:2009
Pages:338
Language:English
City:Cape Town
Publisher:HSRC Press
ISBN:9780796922489; 0796922330; 9780796922335
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:Xhosa
traditional rulers
body
historiography
About persons:Hintsa
Tilana Khonoza Mbambatho
Link:https://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/books/the-deaths-of-hintsa
Abstract:In 1996, as South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission was beginning its hearings, Nicholas Gcaleka, a healer diviner from the town of Butterworth in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, set off on a journey to retrieve the skull of Hintsa, the Xhosa king. Hintsa had been killed by British troops on the banks of the Nqabarha River over a century and a half before and, it was widely believed, been beheaded. From a variety of quarters including the press, academia and Xhosa traditional leadership Gcaleka's mission was mocked and derided [Book abstract]
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