Remembering the Khoikhoi victory over Dom Francisco Almeida at the Cape in 1510.
Postcolonial Studies, 12(1) pp. 107–130.
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The general issue of how key moments of anti-colonial struggle are remembered in different colonial and postcolonial contexts is considered in relation to the specific case of the Khoikhoi victory over Viceroy Francisco Almeida in Table Bay on 1 March 1510. The contrasting literary and historical versions of the Khoikhoi victory are examined in three contexts: first, in the sixteenth-century Portuguese writings of the poet Luis Vaz de Camoes and the chroniclers Joao de Barros, Fernao Lopez de Castanheda, Damiao de Gois and Gaspar Correa; secondly, in the writings of British intellectuals of the period 1770-1830, including Robert Southey, William Julius Mickle and William Robertson; and thirdly, in the writings of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Southern Africans, including historian George McCall Theal, novelist Andre Brink and South African president Thabo Mbeki. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
||2009 The Institute of Postcolonial Studies
||imperial & colonial history; post-colonial studies; postcolonialism; social & cultural anthropology
||Arts > English
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