Matiwane's Road to Mbholompho: A Reprieve for the Mfecane?


Matiwane's Road to Mbholompho: A Reprieve for the Mfecane?

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[Source - Henry Fagan for EMANDULO, 2021: A paper by Jeffrey Peires submitted for the Mfecane Aftermath conference held at University of the Witwatersrand in September in 1991. The paper critically examined a component of Julian Cobbing's 'alibi' argument, viz., his claims regarding Matiwane's migration to the Eastern Cape region. Peires was critical of Cobbing's inattention to African sources.]



Matiwane's Road to Mbholompho: A Reprieve for the Mfecane?

[ Source of title : FHYA using Jeffrey Peires' material ]

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Archival History

[Source - Henry Fagan for EMANDULO, 2021: Written by Jeffrey Peires ahead of the Mfecane Aftermath conference in September 1991. Copies were printed and distributed for the conference's attendees, including Jan-Bart Gewald. The paper remained in Gewald's possession after the conference. C. 2014, he donated it along with all of the other Mfecane Aftermath conference papers to Leiden University Library. In 2021, Gewald's deposit of Mfecane Aftermath conference papers was uncovered by Ettore Morelli of FHYA. Following a request by FHYA, the papers were digitised by Leiden University Libraries for use in the FHYA's Spotlight on the Mfecane presentation. Uploaded by Benathi Marufu for EMANDULO in September 2021.]

Event Actor Event Type Event Date Event Description
Five Hundred Year Archive (FHYA) Online curation 2021- Digitised by Leiden University Libraries in 2021
Leiden University Libraries Custody c.2014- Gifted to Leiden University Libraries by Jan-Bart Gewald c.2014
Jeffrey Peires Writing before September 1991
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