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Review: Women and Land in Africa: Culture, Religion and Realizing Women's Rights (2003)

Meta Schettler

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Writing a Wider War: Rethinking Gender, Race, and Identity in the South African War, 1899-1902, edited by Greg Cuthbertson, Albert Grundlingh, and Mary-Lynn Suttie is a wide-ranging anthology that explores many understudied aspects of South Africas Anglo-Boer War one century later. As the editors state in their introduction their volume cannot claim to have made a paradigmatic shift away from the discourses of social history or to have reconceptualized the war in dramatic new ways (xvii). However, the inclusion of multiple new stories, some marginalized and some functioning as counternarratives, the uncovering of multiple layers previously obscured or omitted from earlier studies of the war does signify an important expansion of current understandings and interpretations of this conflict in South African early modern history.

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JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. ISSN: 1530-5686 (online).
Editors: Nkiru Nzegwu; Book Editor: Mary Dillard.

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