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Author Kelly, Jill E., author

Title To swim with crocodiles : land, violence, and belonging in South Africa, 1800-1996 / Jill E. Kelly
Published East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Series African history and culture
African history and culture.
Contents Part One. Violence, allegiance, and authority in the making of kingdoms and colony -- "Chief by the people": Nomsimekwana Mdluli, security, and authority in the time before tribes -- "He said he wants to be registered as a chief": Hereditary chiefs and government tribes, 1843-1905 -- Part Two. The violence of young men, forced removals, and betterment -- "Ngangezwe claims to be an hereditary chief": Organizing authority by wards and war, 1905-1930 -- "They refuse to go to other chiefs' areas": The Nagle dam and forced removals, 1930-1950 -- "He said that he wanted the tribe to decide": boundaries and betterment, 1948-1971 -- "Only the fourth chief": Ethnic politics and land jurisdiction, 1971-1988 -- Part Three. Civil war in South Africa -- "Because my people are in the MDM, I have to be with them": Ethnic and African nationalist politics during civil war, 1983-1990 -- "They were worried about the way our chief was managing his nation": Land, authority, and belonging, 1990-1996
Subject Land tenure -- South Africa -- Table Mountain (KwaZulu-Natal)
Legitimacy of governments -- South Africa.
Political violence -- South Africa -- History -- 20th century.
South Africa -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Table Mountain (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1609175654 (electronic bk.)
9781609175658 (electronic bk.)