"Ways of (sight) seeing" in KwaZulu-Natal, part one

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KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) is a place where mighty battles have been fought between the marauding Boer bandits, the red-coated regiments of the British, and the assegai-weilding regiments of the Zulu. Just two hours out of the city center, the remnants of the battlefields can still be seen. The only barrier is some three toll roads, which might make the excursion somewhat expensive. Within the area, historians in the pay of various tourism outlets tell tall stories about the history of South Africa. Uncomfortable features of the past are subtly downplayed at first, then twisted, then buried in lie-buries, then denied. If there is anything that history has taught, it is while the pen is mightier than the sword, and air-brush is mightier still.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-43
Number of pages18
JournalCapitalism, Nature, Socialism
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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