Abantu Abamnyama, Lapa Bavela Ngakona


Abantu Abamnyama, Lapa Bavela Ngakona

Scope and Content

[Source - Henry Fagan for FHYA, 2022: A digitised copy of Magema Fuze's book. The book recounts the history of the Zulu kingdom as recalled by Magema Fuze, based on his own vast knowledge and experience, from the time of Shaka until the death of Dinuzulu in 1913. A further section contains ethnographical descriptions of the people of the Zulu kingdom and their social practices. A third section contains information on the origins of black people in south-east Africa. It was the first written history of the Zulu kingdom by an African person.]



Abantu Abamnyama, Lapa Bavela Ngakona

[ Source of title : FHYA using Magema Fuze's material ]

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Reproduction Conditions

Creative Commons License: CC BY-NC-ND https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Archival History

[Source - Henry Fagan for FHYA, 2021: Probably written by Magema Fuze during the early years of the first decade of the of the twentieth century and 1922. It is believed to have been all but completed long before it was finally published by City Printing Work in Pietermaritzburg in 1922. A copy was acquired by UCT Libraries at an unknown date. The book was loaned and digitised by the FHYA in 2021.]

Event Actor Event Type Event Date Event Description
Five Hundred Year Archive (FHYA) Online curation 2022 - Digitised by the FHYA in 2021
UCT Libraries Custody [19-?] -
City Printing Works, Ltd. Publication 1922
Magema Magwaza Fuze Writing c.1905 - 1922
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