By Leslie Witz
Apartheid’s competition highlights the conflicts and debates that surrounded the 1952 occasion of the three hundredth anniversary of the touchdown of Jan Van Riebeeck and the founding of Cape city, South Africa. happening on the top of the apartheid period, the pageant was once considered through many as a chance for the govt to advertise its nationalist, separatist time table in grand model. Leslie Witz’s fine-grained exam of newspapers, brochures, pamphlets, and ads fabrics unearths the expectancies of the pageant planners in addition to how the pageant was once engineered, ancient figures have been reconstructed, and the ANC and different anti-apartheid businesses fixed competition to it. whereas laying open the darker explanations of the apartheid regime, Witz indicates that the construction of neighborhood background is a part of a world method solid via the fight among colonialism and resistance. Readers drawn to South Africa, representations of nationalism, and the making of public heritage will locate Apartheid’s pageant to be an immense examine of a society in transition.
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Apartheid's Festival: Contesting South Africa's National Pasts (African Systems of Thought) by Leslie Witz