Bulletproof : Afterlives of Anticolonial Prophecy in South Africa and Beyond
By: Wenzel, Jennifer.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (326 p.).ISBN: 9780226893495.Subject(s): South Africa -- History -- Xhosa Cattle-Killing, 1856-1857 | South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1836-1909 | South Africa -- Politics and government -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Bulletproof : Afterlives of Anticolonial Prophecy in South Africa and BeyondDDC classification: 968.045 LOC classification: DT1863Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- A Note on Terminology -- Introduction -- Chapter One. Writing Resurrection and Reversal: The Cattle Killing and Other Nineteenth-Century Millennial Dreams -- Chapter Two. Spectral and Textual Ancestors: New African Intermediation and the Politics of Intertextuality -- Chapter Three. The Promise of Failure: Memory, Prophecy, and Temporal Disjunctures of the South African Twentieth Century -- Chapter Four. Weapons of Struggle and Weapons of Memory: Thinking Time beyond Apartheid
Chapter Five. Ancestors without Borders: The Cattle Killing as Global Reimaginary -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index
In 1856 and 1857, in response to a prophet's command, the Xhosa people of southern Africa killed their cattle and ceased planting crops; the resulting famine cost tens of thousands of lives. Much like other millenarian, anticolonial movements-such as the Ghost Dance in North America and the Birsa Munda uprising in India-these actions were meant to transform the world and liberate the Xhosa from oppression. Despite the movement's momentous failure to achieve that goal, the event has continued to exert a powerful pull on the South African imagination ever since. It is these afterlives of the pro
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