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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 through missionaries and colonial gurus. previous and new oral traditions, notwithstanding, are past the regulate of empire and infrequently hold the resistance, hopes, and goals of colonized humans. The essays during this quantity recuperate facets of Southern Africa's wealthy oral culture. The authors, from disciplines corresponding to anthropology, African literature, and bible study, delineate many of the contours of the indigenous wisdom platforms which sustained resistance to colonialism and this day offer assets for postapartheid society in Southern Africa.

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