African Perspectives of King Dingane kaSenzangakhona

The Second Monarch of the Zulu Kingdom

  • Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu

Part of the African Histories and Modernities book series (AHAM)

About this book


This book examines the active role played by Africans in the pre-colonial production of historical knowledge in South Africa, focusing on perspectives of the second king of amaZulu, King Dingane. It draws upon a wealth of oral traditions, izibongo, and the work of public intellectuals such as Magolwane kaMkhathini Jiyane and Mshongweni to present African perspectives of King Dingane as multifaceted, and in some cases, constructed according to socio-political formations and aimed at particular audiences. By bringing African perspectives to the fore, this innovative historiography centralizes indigenous African languages in the production of historical knowledge.


King Dingane South African history African History Zulu Kingdom Mgungundlovu Izibongo Zulu people African nationalism Black Consciousness History of Racism Race relations in South Africa

Authors and affiliations

  • Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu
    • 1
  1. 1.University of South AfricaPretoriaSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-56786-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-56787-7
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