Frontiers The Epic of South Africa's Creation and the Tragedy of the Xhosa People [kindle or Pdf] AUTHOR Noel Mostert



9 thoughts on “Frontiers The Epic of South Africa's Creation and the Tragedy of the Xhosa People

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    An epic in every sense of the word This for me was a life changing book Mostert's description of the part of the world I grew up in

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    As someone fascinated by the history of South Africa Frontiers is my favourite South African historical work The Frontiers the book refer to are the successive Frontier Wars fought primarily between the British and the Xhosa in the Eastern Cape

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    Noel Mostert did an absolutely amazing job with Frontiers The Epic of South Africa's Creation and the Tragedy o

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    A masterpiece This is as moving as history can be written By the time you are done that face on the cover will be permanently etched in your mind and on your soul

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    Another exceptional read by Mostert His focus in this epic work traces the origins of first the bushmen and then the negroid people in South Africa He shares with avid detail and exceptional grasp the culture and history of the Bantu people and especially the Xhosa tribes during their 100 years of war with the British For the British the sad tale continues of the tragic impact of their imperialism across the 19th century and how t

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    Well it has taken me over a year to complete this book It seemed like many years to Mostert to research and write this volume It was one of the most comprehensive books on a nation's history that I have read in many years It was well written and at times a difficult read The author has captured all of the beau

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    Took me a long time but well worth it Taught me so much about South Africa and I use that knowledge in my teachin

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    Wow this was a looooong read but well worth it to grapple with why our beloved country is so full of hatred racism violence discord and a hundred other issues Read it if you have three weeks of covid inspired lockdown to force you to be indoors and catch up on old books A summarised version would have been nice

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    I gave up after close to 10 years on my bedside I couldn't get through it too much for me

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Molation of the Xhosa His starting point is the arrival of the first visitors to the Cape the Portugeuse in 1492 In an epilogue he observes that the end of the wars did not mean the end of the agony but rather a legacy of pain and anger that to this day shapes South African society. I gave up after close to 10 years on my bedside I couldn t get through it too much for me

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The story of the nine 'Kaffir' wars fought in the 18th and 19th centuries between the whites and the Xhosa nation form the heart of this astonishing book In a comparatively small area of land eastwards from the Cape on territory demarcated by the Great Fish and the Great Kai Rivers. As someone fascinated by the history of South Africa Frontiers is my favourite South African historical work The Frontiers the book refer to are the successive Frontier Wars fought primarily between the British and the Xhosa in the Eastern Cape during the late 18th and throughout the 19th century with at times Boer and Khoisan involvement My passion for the book arises from the fact that I spent my formative years in the Eastern Cape just over 100 years after the tragic Cattle Killing that led to the final collapse of Xhosa power in 1858 in the face of British imperial pressure Reading Frontiers explained in compelling detail and with considerable elouence how the situation around me had come to be as I grew up as a member of the British group in the narrative amongst the descendants of the Xhosa Boers and Khoisan It is an epic work of historical story telling which in recounting the great sweep of the turbulent history of the clash between the colonial and Xhosa groupings as a friend also from the Eastern Cape to whom I recommended the book memorably indicated presents a rolling epiphany The book appeared in 1992 and thus was not in a position to recount the culmination of the dynamic set in motion by the explosive encounter between British Boer Xhosa and Khoisan as scions of the Xhosa Nelson Mandela Oliver Thambo Thabo Mbeki Winnie Mandela and Chris Hani finally achieved freedom for all in South Africa Reading the book nevertheless explained why so many of the leading figures in the struggle for liberation not forgetting Robert Sobukwe and Steve Biko came from the Eastern Cape

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It was here that the crucial frontier was variously to be found the volatile border where colonial expansion met local intransigence and brutal warfare proved the only solution to the impasse Noel Mostert vivdly recounts this momentous story and its appalling aftermath the self im. Another exceptional read by Mostert His focus in this epic work traces the origins of first the bushmen and then the negroid people in South Africa He shares with avid detail and exceptional grasp the culture and history of the Bantu people and especially the Xhosa tribes during their 100 years of war with the British For the British the sad tale continues of the tragic impact of their imperialism across the 19th century and how this again laid the foundations for conflicts that continue to the present I love the careful narrative about exceptional leaders among the Xhosa the boers missionaries and British Heroic and tragic this is a beautiful story about an unforgettable people and land