n Kleio - Worlds of power : Religious thought and political practice in Africa, Stephen Ellis and Gerrie Ter Haar : book review

Volume 38, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0023-2084



Extracted from text ... museums in the US or Germany limit their displays to Jews in the happy shtetls of the old county. There is a history of deliberate and genocidal destruction of the Cape San peoples, and poverty and alcoholism (and, still, joy) are part of their direct descendents' lives today. Where I deem Coombes to be most valuable, is in her general good sense, her attention to context, her eye for piquant detail. As several historians have shown, modern monuments, although thankfully not Mandela's upraised hand, arrive upon the public through compromise and negotiation. That is what she reveals for the ..

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