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Stumbling Towards War

While the Jameson Raid had been a military bellyflop, its aftermath started the engine for a much larger war. As the Boers picked up the pieces and combed through Jameson’s correspondence, there was no question of Rhodes’ support for the operation. 1,379 more words

The Boer Wars

“. . . You stabbed my dreams What did you hide? . . .” (Tawfiq Zayyad)

❶ New clashes as Israeli forces raid Al-Aqsa Mosque compound
❷ Historical Analysis: No Morality in Zionism – On the ‘Independence’ of Settler Minorities
❸ Arresting four children from the village of Al-Tur… 892 more words

Al Aqsa Mosque

Cecil John Rhodes and A Shot of Jameson

It’s really not surprising that so many historical flashpoints start with a rich man, a bad idea, and a bunch of mercenaries. In this case, the rich man in question was Cecil John Rhodes. 1,465 more words

The Boer Wars

Elinor Rooks to speak on The Radical Developmental Politics of Bessie Head’s A Question of Power

The next event on the Finding Africa calendar is a seminar by Elinor Rooks (University of Leeds). Rooks will give a paper on “Cattle, Gardens and the Madness of Power: The Radical Developmental Politics of Bessie Head’s… 325 more words


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Worlds Colliding.”

I love reading autobiographies. My two favorites are Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes and Peter Godwin’s Mukiwa.

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