This book investigates storytelling, literacy and historical narrative in Northern Transvaal.
Table of ContentsIntroduction. Part 1: Telling Tales 1 . Household, Gender, and Oral Storytelling Part 2: The Three Rs: Reading, Writing, and Repression
Orality and Literacy on a Berlin Mission Station
Oral Chiefdoms versus Literate Bureaucracies
Forced Removals, Household Shape and the Performance of Oral History Part 3: Telling Historical
The Craft of the Historical Narrative
The Meaning of Oral Historical Narrative Part 4: The Three Ms: Memory, Manuscript, and Monuments
Testimony into Text: The Making of the Makapansgat Legend
Oral History as a Changing Phenomenon. Conclusion. Appendices: Text extracts. Notes. Bibliography.