History of Africa
Petro Kilekwa: Narrative Account
The life of Petro Kilekwa is an incredible account of a boy captured and enslaved
who eventually graduated college and became ordained as a deacon. Though the
beginning and end of his story h
December 6, 2012
Chaka: The fallibility of oral traditions
Chaka is the historical fiction of the founder of the Zulu kingdom. The epic
tragedy is in the vein of several other oral traditions, such as The Epic of Sundiata.
They are rooted in
The British shared the same perspective as the Dutch on South Africa. They saw the Cape
as a gateway to Asia and valuable connections to trade. The British had no initial material
interest in the area.
The attempts to colonize Algeria and South Africa bro
The Dutch encountered the first acts of resistance to colonization in South Africa.
However, the resistance movement was different than that of Algeria. When the Dutch
first arrived in South Africa, the relationship between the settlers and the native Kho
This exportation of the agriculture produced in Algeria and the raw materials found in the
area served as the main source of economy for the colony. As in Algeria, the Cape
Colonys economy relied on the land. Members of the Dutch East India Company, freeb
British advances past the Cape Colony and into the South African frontier led to more
resistance then previous encounters. The British movements into the Zulu Kingdom did
not bode well for many British soldiers. The great warrior Chaka rose to power in th