Burdened by Race: Coloured Identities in Southern Africa

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Juta and Company Ltd, 2009 - Political Science - 240 pages
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Introduction : Predicaments of marginality : cultural creativity and political adaptation in southern Africa's coloured communities -- From narratives of miscegenation to post-modernist re-imagining : towards a historiography of coloured identity in South Africa / Mohamed Adhikari -- '... [C]onfused about being coloured' : creolisation and coloured identity in Chris van Wyk's Shirley, Goodness and Mercy / Helene Strauss -- Trauma and memory : the impact of apartheid-era forced removals on coloured identity in Cape Town / Henry Trotter -- Identity and forced displacement : community and colouredness in District Six / Christiaan Beyers -- Collaboration, assimilation and contestation : emerging constructions of coloured identity in post-apartheid South Africa / Michele Ruiters -- 'We are the original inhabitants of this land' : Khoe-San identity in post-apartheid South Africa / Michael Besten -- Race, ethnicity and the politics of positioning : the making of coloured identity in colonial Zimbabwe, 1890-1980 / James Muzondidya -- Absent white fathers : coloured identity in Zambia / Juliette Milner-Thornton -- 'A generous dream, but difficult to realize' : the making of the Anglo-African community of Nyasaland, 1929-1940 / Christopher Lee.
 

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Contents

From narratives of miscegenation to post
1
Confused about being coloured creolisation
23
Trauma and memory the impact of apartheidera
49
Identity and forced displacement community
79
Collaboration assimilation and contestation emerging
104
We are the original inhabitants of this land KhoeSan
134
Race ethnicity and the politics of positioning
156
Absent white fathers coloured identity in Zambia
185
A generous dream but difficult to realize the making
208
Index
233
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MOHAMED ADHIKARI is Associate Professor in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of several books on colored identity, most recently Burdened by Race (2009, UCT Press), and teaches a course on Genocide Studies.

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