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By Jonathan A. Draper

Literacy is basically in regards to the regulate of data, reminiscence, and trust, and with colonialism in Southern Africa got here the Bible and text-based literacy monitored via missionaries and colonial specialists. outdated and new oral traditions, despite the fact that, are past the keep an eye on of empire and sometimes hold the resistance, hopes, and desires of colonized humans. The essays during this quantity get well points of Southern Africa's wealthy oral culture. The authors, from disciplines reminiscent of anthropology, African literature, and bible study, delineate a number of the contours of the indigenous wisdom platforms which sustained resistance to colonialism and at the present time offer assets for postapartheid society in Southern Africa.

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