Call Number: University Library Stacks (Floor 1) DT866 .B61
Publication Date: 1965
The James Stuart Archive by C. De B. Webb (Editor, Translator); J. B. Wright (Editor, Translator)This multi-volume series is an indispensable research tool for scholars working on the history and ethnography of the Zulu kingdom and neighbouring states. James Stuart was an official in the Natal colonial civil service in the 1890s and early years of the twentieth century. In meticulously recorded interviews with hundreds of informants, the great majority of them Africans, he assembled a vast and unique collection of notes on the traditions and customs of the Zulu and neighbouring peoples. Volume 5 contains statements from another 40 of the informants whom Stuart interviewed in the first quarter of the 20th century. Among the most important of these are: Ngidi kaMcikaziswa, who gave Stuart a great deal of information on the Zulu King Shaka from the perspective of the Langeni, the people of Shaka's mother; Qalizwe, who provided Stuart with a number of brief but fascinating statements on prostitution and homosexuality among Africans in the towns of Natal; and Pixley Seme, a founder of the South African Native National Congress (later the ANC) in 1912, who was interviewed by Stuart in London in 1925 on historical and social issues.
Call Number: University Library Stacks (Floor 1) DT878.Z9 J3 1976
Publication Date: 1976-06-01
Shattered Dreams by Gerald M. Oppenheimer; Ronald BayerShattered Dreams? is an oral history of how physicians and nurses in South Africa struggled to ride the tiger of the world's most catastrophic AIDS epidemic. Based on interviews-not only from the great urban centers of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban-but from provincial centers and rural villages, this book captures the experience of health care workers as they confronted indifference from colleagues, opposition from superiors, unexpected resistance from the country's political leaders, and material scarcity that was both the legacy of Apartheid and a consequence of the global power of the international pharmaceutical industry.
Call Number: Online Access
Publication Date: 2007-06-04
A Life for Freedom by Denis Goldberg; Z. Pallo Jordan (Foreword by)From June 1963 to October 1964, ten antiapartheid activists were tried at South Africa's Pretoria Supreme Court. Standing among the accused with Nelson Mandela, Ahmed Kathrada, and Walter Sisulu was Denis Goldberg. Charged under the Sabotage and Suppression of Communism Acts for "campaigning to overthrow the government by violent revolution," Goldberg was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment. The only white man convicted during the infamous Rivonia trial, he played a historic role in the struggle for justice in South Africa. In this remarkable autobiography, Goldberg discusses growing up acutely aware of the injustice permeating his homeland. He joined the South African Communist Party and helped found the Congress of Democrats. It was his role as an officer in the armed underground wing of the African National Congress (ANC), however, that led to his life sentence -- the outcome of which was a staggering twenty-two years behind bars. While he was incarcerated, the racist dogma of apartheid imposed complete separation from his black comrades and colleagues, a segregation that denied him both the companionship and the counsel of his fellow accused. Recounted with humor and humility, Goldberg's story not only provides a sweeping overview of life in South Africa both during and after apartheid, but also illuminates the experiences of the activists and oppressors whose fates were bound together.
Apartheid in South Africa by David M. GordonExplore apartheid through a well-rounded variety of primary documents as Apartheid in South Africa breaks down the rise and fall of one of the best-known systems of institutionalized and legalized racial and ethnic segregation.
Here are some examples of available primary source documents for the 19th century:
A.T. Bryant, Olden Times in Zululand and Natal (New York, 1929) (interlibrary loan)
Francis Owen, The Diary of the Rev. Francis Owen, M. A., missionary with Dingaan in 1837-38 (Cape Town: The Van Riebeeck society 1926) (interlibrary loan or for ebook purchase at:https://hipsa.org.za/e-books/)
Canon Callaway, Nursery Tales, Traditions, and Histories of the Zulus In Their Own Words with a Translation into English and Notes (Westport CT, ) (also Google Books:https://books.google.com/books?id=bLFUAAAAcAAJ&dq)
John Bird, The Annals of Natal, 1495-1845 (Pietermaritzburg: Natal Society, 1888) (available athttps://archive.org/details/annalsnatalto01johngoogand https://archive.org/details/annalsofnatal02birdiala )