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The Lie of 1652

A decolonised history of land

Patric Mellet

ISBN:

9780624089704

Epub ISBN:

9780624089711

Uitgewer:

Tafelberg

Datum Vrygestel:

September 2020

Prys (incl. VAT):

R 310,00

Formaat:

Sagteband, 368pp


Oor hierdie boek:

In this radical critique of established pre-colonial and colonial history, Mellet centres land dispossession, the destruction of livelihoods and the brutality of slavery in South Africa. Drawing on scholarly work and his own experience of searching for identity, Mellet provides a bold new perspective on the loss of land and belonging. Characters such as Autshumao, Krotoa and Doman come to life in the story of the founding of a port at Cape Town – over 50 years before Jan van Riebeeck arrived.

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