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By Jonathan A. Draper

Literacy is basically concerning the keep an eye on of knowledge, reminiscence, and trust, and with colonialism in Southern Africa got here the Bible and text-based literacy monitored through missionaries and colonial specialists. outdated and new oral traditions, although, are past the keep an eye on of empire and infrequently hold the resistance, hopes, and desires of colonized humans. The essays during this quantity recuperate elements of Southern Africa's wealthy oral culture. The authors, from disciplines resembling anthropology, African literature, and religious study, delineate the various contours of the indigenous wisdom structures which sustained resistance to colonialism and at the present time supply assets for postapartheid society in Southern Africa.

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