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2. Africans: diversity and unity

2. Africans: diversity and unity  

John Parker and Richard Rathbone

in African History: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191775567
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802484.003.0002
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Shifting perceptions of Africa, as well as scholarly debates about the meaning of those perceptions, are about the people. ‘Africans: diversity and unity’ considers the meaning of the term ... More
7. Memory and forgetting, past and present

7. Memory and forgetting, past and present  

John Parker and Richard Rathbone

in African History: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191775567
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802484.003.0007
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The notion of African history is only just over half a century old. Before then there was little or no scholarly engagement in the history of the continent. ‘Memory and forgetting, past and ... More
7. Spectres in the prison garden

7. Spectres in the prison garden  

Elleke Boehmer

in Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191775703
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.003.0007
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As well as being a man of style, Mandela is a man of strict physical discipline. He was able to survive stringent circumstances so effectively as he excelled at stringency. ‘Spectres in the ... More
6. Masculine performer

6. Masculine performer  

Elleke Boehmer

in Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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9780191775703
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.003.0006
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Mandela has a talent for adopting different guises. He has a theatrical flair for costume and gesture, and he was shrewdly aware of the power of image. ‘Masculine performer’ explores ... More
8. Mandela’s ethical legacy

8. Mandela’s ethical legacy  

Elleke Boehmer

in Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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9780191775703
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.003.0008
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Mandela is a myth that many South Africans have lived by. His legacy extends everywhere, but what of the future beyond his legacy? ‘Mandela's ethical legacy’ looks at his legacy in terms of ... More
5. Sophiatown sophisticate

5. Sophiatown sophisticate  

Elleke Boehmer

in Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.003.0005
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The cultural diversity of 1950s Kofifi or Sophiatown and the intellectual flowering that took place there was possibly as important to Mandela's make-up as any inheritance from Gandhi. ... More
7. Public Roles

7. Public Roles  

Hermione Lee

in Biography: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777226
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10.1093/actrade/9780199533541.003.0007
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What is the biography's relation to the performance aspect of identity, the individual's public role? ‘Public Roles’ explores the often difficult task of disentangling the public ... More
9. The politics of fear and control

9. The politics of fear and control  

Christopher S. Browning

in International Security: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
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9780191779930
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10.1093/actrade/9780199668533.003.0009
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9780199668533
Following the attacks of 9/11 politicians and analysts declared that a new age of terror was upon us and that new times called for new measures. ‘The politics of fear and control’ describes ... More
1. Mandela: story and symbol

1. Mandela: story and symbol  

Elleke Boehmer

in Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191775703
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.003.0001
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Nelson Mandela is one of the world's longest-detained prisoners, a universal symbol of social justice, and a man who stands for non-racialism and democracy. ‘Mandela: story and symbol’ ... More
2. Scripting a life: the early years

2. Scripting a life: the early years  

Elleke Boehmer

in Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.003.0002
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‘Scripting a life: the early years’ discusses the issues with charting Nelson Mandela's life and examines Mandela's childhood, youth, studies in law, his early working life, his involvement ... More
African History: A Very Short Introduction

African History: A Very Short Introduction  

John Parker and Richard Rathbone

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Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191775567
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802484.001.0001
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9780192802484
African History: A Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented by examining the unity and diversity of ... More
1. The Biography Channel

1. The Biography Channel  

Hermione Lee

in Biography: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777226
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10.1093/actrade/9780199533541.003.0001
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Can we agree a definition of biography? ‘The Biography Channel’ examines the difficulty of defining a neat, single meaning for biography. Two metaphors offer different perspectives on ... More
Biography: A Very Short Introduction

Biography: A Very Short Introduction  

Hermione Lee

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777226
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10.1093/actrade/9780199533541.001.0001
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9780199533541
Biography: A Very Short Introduction looks at the origins and development of biographical writing. Why do certain people and historical events arouse so much interest? How can ... More
3. The transfer of power and the colonial legacy

3. The transfer of power and the colonial legacy  

Ian Taylor

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191844140
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10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0003
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9780198806578
Colonialism profoundly transformed African political, economic, and social structures. The exploitation of Africa’s labour and natural resources for the benefit of the metropoles was to ... More
Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction  

Elleke Boehmer

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191775703
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.001.0001
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9780192803016
Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction explores the reasons why Mandela's story is so important, and what his achievements signify. It shows how our picture of Mandela is ... More
4. Influences and interactions

4. Influences and interactions  

Elleke Boehmer

in Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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9780191775703
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.003.0004
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9780192803016
Nelson Mandela is often considered in affiliation with other well-known anti-colonial and anti-racism 20th-century leaders such as Gandhi and Martin Luther King. He is often described as ... More
3. Growth of a national icon: later years

3. Growth of a national icon: later years  

Elleke Boehmer

in Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775703
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.003.0003
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9780192803016
Nelson Mandela and the other Rivonia prisoners arrived on Robben Island for their indefinite imprisonment on 13 June 1964. ‘Growth of a national icon: later years’ looks at Mandela's time ... More

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