Silencing the past: historical and archaeological colonisation of the Southern San in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

@article{Francis2009SilencingTP,
  title={Silencing the past: historical and archaeological colonisation of the Southern San in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa},
  author={Michael Francis},
  journal={Anthropology Southern Africa},
  year={2009},
  volume={32},
  pages={106 - 116}
}
  • M. Francis
  • Published 1 January 2009
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology Southern Africa
The San of the Drakensberg are assumed to be extinct. Yet, there are Zulu-speaking people in the Drakensberg who still identify as San. These people and their claims both challenge the preconceived notions of what it means to be San in southern Africa and show the situational nature of ethnicity. The claims revolve around mutual ties and family genealogies that do not necessarily constitute a salient or ‘complete’ identity, but a process intimately tied with the history of the region and all… 
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