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Theophilus Shepstone and the Forging of Natal
Chris


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New book by Jeff Guy printed by UKZN Press

Seeing as Shepstone ( and family ) , Colenso (and family) were so central to the wider events of the AZW this book makes interesting reading ( although not directly concerned with the AZW.)

I am sure it will interest members who have a wider interest in the history of Natal.

Just remember to be aware that the author presents ( in certain areas ) a Marxist perspective.
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AMB


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Chris,

Many thanks for the heads up. Can not find on the 'Net. Do you have a release date?

AMB
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Chris


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AMB wrote:

Chris,
Many thanks for the heads up. Can not find on the 'Net. Do you have a release date?
AMB

Has been released already by UKZN Press
Have a look on their website

Not sure about other places ?

The official launch will take place at Killie Campbell in September

Copies ( as well as other publications by Prof Guy) will be available at the Hilton Arts Festival KZN -- for those local.

I am finding the book VERY interesting ( as I am particularly interested in the history of land in Natal -- and Shepstone seems to have been central in this ! )
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Peter Ewart


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Stephen Coan helpfully tipped me off about this forthcoming work back in March/April. I've been looking forward to it avidly. Guy was originally of the "Shula Marks school" and I think of him as more Marks than Marx and an accomplished scholar of renown.

Thanks Chris.

Peter
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Chris


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Peter Ewart wrote:

Stephen Coan helpfully tipped me off about this forthcoming work back in March/April. I've been looking forward to it avidly. Guy was originally of the "Shula Marks school" and I think of him as more Marks than Marx and an accomplished scholar of renown.
Thanks Chris.
Peter

Professor Carolyn Hamilton UCT - (SHAKA , MFECANE) is also a "Marksian" scholar , but I am sure that she and John Wright do NOT see eye to eye with Jeff Guy !

I will ask Dan Wylie when I see him ( heritage month in SA / KZN atm.)

Chris
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Peter Ewart


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Chris

That's perfectly all right. I have works by Wylie and Hamilton as well as plenty by John Wright and Jeff Guy. I don't expect them all to agree with each other. All four of these (as well as many of their contemporaries since the 1970s, when that "new wave" of historians in Natal emerged) have, in their works, broken new ground and provided us with some wonderful material.

Peter
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Notification of Launch
Chris


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Here is the official notification of the launch of Jeff Guy's new book

http://www.ukzn.ac.za/Event?I'd=865

View / Download the jpeg image ( Invitation )

Hope to be there.
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