By Leslie Witz
Apartheid’s pageant highlights the conflicts and debates that surrounded the 1952 occasion of the three hundredth anniversary of the touchdown of Jan Van Riebeeck and the founding of Cape city, South Africa. happening on the top of the apartheid period, the competition used to be seen by means of many as a chance for the govt. to advertise its nationalist, separatist time table in grand type. Leslie Witz’s fine-grained exam of newspapers, brochures, pamphlets, and advertisements fabrics unearths the expectancies of the pageant planners in addition to how the pageant was once engineered, historic figures have been reconstructed, and the ANC and different anti-apartheid enterprises fixed competition to it. whereas laying open the darker factors of the apartheid regime, Witz exhibits that the creation of neighborhood historical past is a part of a world approach solid through the fight among colonialism and resistance. Readers drawn to South Africa, representations of nationalism, and the making of public historical past will locate Apartheid’s competition to be a tremendous learn of a society in transition.
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Apartheid's Festival: Contesting South Africa's National Pasts (African Systems of Thought) by Leslie Witz