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Publisher: Unisa Press. Country: South Africa. Date: 2007-14.

The Last Frontier War - Kobus Du Pisani (SAVUSA Series/Unisa Press) (image)

The Last Frontier War: Braklaagte and the Struggle for Land Before, During and After Apartheid
by Kobus Du Pisani
Pretoria, Unisa Press, 2010 (SAVUSA Series)
Paperback. ISBN 10: 1868885623; ISBN 13: 9781868885626.

Publisher's blurb:
"This book tells the story of how a black community in rural South Africa, the Bahurutshe Ba Ga Moiloa, managed to hold onto the farm which they purchased in 1908 and to resist attempts by successive white-controlled governments to forcefully remove them from their land. Braklaagte, the farm in the Northwestern corner of the country, near the Botswana border, was (in terms of the Land Act) a "black spot" in "white" South Africa. When the Apartheid regime failed to effect the forced removal of the community under the resolute leadership of their traditional leader, John Lekoloane Sebogoi, the people were first expropriated and later forcefully incorporated into the Bophuthatswana homeland, thus losing their South African citizenship. The Braklaagte community lived through serious violence before being reincorporated into a reunified South Africa in 1994. The purpose of the book is not to tell the Braklaagte story for its own sake, but to interpret the narrative in the context of discourses on South African historiography."

Series Note:

Title / Author(s) or Editor(s) / Year of Publication

(De) Monopolising Paradise
Sultan Shoaib Khan and Lubna Navdi, eds.

Discordant Village Voices: A Zambian Community_Based Wildlife Programme
Stuart A. Marks

From Our Side: Emerging Perspectives on Development and Ethics
Steve de Gruchy, Nico Koopman and Sytse Strijbos, eds.

Hannah Arendt's Response to the Crisis of her Times
Anthony Court

Hyphenated Selves: Immigrant Identities within Education Contexts
Saloshna Vandeyar, ed.

The Last Frontier War: Braklaagte and the Struggle for Land Before, During and After Apartheid
Kobus Du Pisani

Musical Sense and Musical Meaning: An Indigenous African Perception
Meki Nzewi, Israel Anyahuru and Tom Ohiaraumunna


The Ndebele Nation: Reflections on Hegemony, Memory and Historiography
Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni

Thinking Diversity, Building Cohesion: A Transnational Dialogue on Education
Mokubung Nkomo, Saloshna Vandeyar

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