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Images and EmpiresVisuality in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa$
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Paul Landau and Susan Griffin

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520229488

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520229488.001.0001

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The Sleep of the Brave: Graves as Sites and Signs in the Colonial Eastern Cape

The Sleep of the Brave: Graves as Sites and Signs in the Colonial Eastern Cape

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(p.56) Chapter 2 The Sleep of the Brave: Graves as Sites and Signs in the Colonial Eastern Cape
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Images and Empires
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David Bunn

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520229488.003.0003

This chapter examines the representational power of graves in the Eastern Cape region in South Africa during colonial rule between 1840 and 1880. It suggests that during this period there was something of a reciprocal exchange that developed between British and Xhosa forms of memorialization. This exchange is evidenced by widespread obsession with the idea of the disinterred corpse and the increasing visibility of Xhosa graves as topographical features.

Keywords:   graves, Eastern Cape, South Africa, British, Xhosa, memorialization, disinterred corpse, topographical features

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