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The Lie of 1652

A decolonised history of land

Patric Mellet

ISBN:

9780624089704

Epub ISBN:

9780624089711

Publisher:

Tafelberg

Date Released:

September 2020

Price (incl. VAT):

R 325.00

Format:

Soft cover, 368pp


About this book:

In this radical critique of established pre-colonial and colonial history, Mellet centres land dispossession, the destruction of livelihoods and the brutality of slavery in South Africa. Drawing on scholarly work and his own experience of searching for identity, Mellet provides a bold new perspective on the loss of land and belonging. Characters such as Autshumao, Krotoa and Doman come to life in the story of the founding of a port at Cape Town – over 50 years before Jan van Riebeeck arrived.

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