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AmaTshatshu : Their Encounter With British Imperialism: Their Encounter With British Imperialism

By Somana, Aubrey, Dr.

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Title: AmaTshatshu : Their Encounter With British Imperialism: Their Encounter With British Imperialism  
Author: Somana, Aubrey, Dr.
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, World History and History of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, etc., History of the colonization of the north-eastern frontier in South Africa, 1785 - 1994
Collections: Authors Community, History
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Publisher: Nikel Kruse Publishers
Member Page: Aubrey Somana


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The book is written to record the history of the Tshatshu from their own perspective.

AmaTshatshu or the Tshatshu clan are a section of the Thembu tribe in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The Tshatshu met with British imperium from circa 1823 where, Bawana, the then chief, struck good relations with the British on the eastern frontier. However, his son, Mapasa, and grandson Gungubele bore the brunt of the criminality of British imperialism. In addition of being proclaimed as non-existent by the gubernatorial government of the Cape of Good Hope, the Tshatshu, not only lost their land and possesions but their very being.

Sir George Grey and his principals in the Colonial Office in London conceded to the reality that engaging the natives in warfare was not a feat that was as easy to attain what many thought; the natives, with their superior knowledge of the territory, had the British troops baffled with their guerilla tactics and inflicted immeasurable damage to the proud imperial army.

Table of Contents
A prelude to a kiss of death The rape of South Africa The House of Tshatshu - the Ikunene House of King Dlomo Bawana, Maphasa and British imperialism The War of the Axe The War of Mlanjeni Cathcart and the Tambookie Location Sir George Grey and the creation of the British-lite Carnarvon's confederacy and the War of Ngcayechibi Gungubele, the Battle of Gungubele and the Great Tshatshu Schism The women of Tshatshu Post imperialism - amaTshatshu, capitalism and the elusive land The House of Tshatshu - A Review


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