HIS 457 South Africa: Myth, Memory and Popular Imagination

Students will explore and engage with the various strands of nation-building and identity that comprise modern South Africa through site visits, and critical engagement with works of non-fiction, journalism, fiction, poetry, music and dance. The course will focus largely on interactions in history and narrative between European settlers and migrating Nguni people from Central Africa as well as interactions between first inhabitants and the migrating Nguni people. It will furthermore investigate how the narratives of these important events are commemorated through museums, memorials, historiography and the creative arts.



Cross Listed Courses

HUM 230