The Magical Hour of Midnight: The Annual Commemorations of Rhodesia’s and Transkei’s Independence Days

@inproceedings{Brownell2019TheMH,
  title={The Magical Hour of Midnight: The Annual Commemorations of Rhodesia’s and Transkei’s Independence Days},
  author={Josiah Brownell},
  year={2019}
}
  • Josiah Brownell
  • Published 2019
  • History
  • Brownell’s chapter explores the symbolism and the multiple political meanings behind the official celebrations and commemorations of the Rhodesian and Transkeian regimes’ Independence Days. Unlike the growing literature on the important role of national day commemorations in the creation and reinforcement of national identity in established states, little has been written on the role of national days in performing sovereignty in unrecognized states. Brownell argues that these regimes’ aesthetic… CONTINUE READING
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