Akuko Ntaka Inokubhabha Ngephiko Elinye ( No Bird Can Fly on One Wing): The 'Cattle-Killing Delusion' and Black Intellectuals, c1840-1910

dc.contributor.authorBradford, Helen
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-23T09:31:16Z
dc.date.available2017-06-23T09:31:16Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.date.updated2016-01-22T10:30:48Z
dc.description.abstractThe agenda was set a century and a half ago. In a war zone in southern Africa, bureaucrats manning the states of the Cape Colony and adjacent British Kaffraria were witnessing – and transforming – what they deemed an extraordinary event.They coined names for it: ‘Cattle-Killing mania’, ‘Cattle-Killing’, ‘delusion’. They delineated its spatial boundaries: the mania was confined to Xhosaland and colonised Thembuland. They periodised it: the delusion lasted a year, beginning one thousand eight hundred and fifty-six years after the birth of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. They defined its racial and gender dynamics: the central actors were black men (who virtually monopolised cattle); they were inspired by a male prophet, Mhlakaza, assisted by his niece, Nongqawuse. Subsidiary pathologies were noted, including goat-killing, a ‘non-planting mania’ and preparations for an apocalypse, when the English would be replaced by peace, prosperity and black rulers, headed by resurrected forefathers bearing resurrected cattle.
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00020180802242558
dc.identifier.apacitationBradford, H. (2008). Akuko Ntaka Inokubhabha Ngephiko Elinye ( No Bird Can Fly on One Wing): The 'Cattle-Killing Delusion' and Black Intellectuals, c1840-1910. <i>African Studies</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24620en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationBradford, Helen "Akuko Ntaka Inokubhabha Ngephiko Elinye ( No Bird Can Fly on One Wing): The 'Cattle-Killing Delusion' and Black Intellectuals, c1840-1910." <i>African Studies</i> (2008) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24620en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationBradford, H. (2008). Akukho Ntaka Inokubhabha Ngephiko Elinye (No Bird Can Fly on One Wing): The ‘Cattle-Killing Delusion’and Black Intellectuals, c1840–1910 1. African Studies, 67(2), 209-232.
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Bradford, Helen AB - The agenda was set a century and a half ago. In a war zone in southern Africa, bureaucrats manning the states of the Cape Colony and adjacent British Kaffraria were witnessing – and transforming – what they deemed an extraordinary event.They coined names for it: ‘Cattle-Killing mania’, ‘Cattle-Killing’, ‘delusion’. They delineated its spatial boundaries: the mania was confined to Xhosaland and colonised Thembuland. They periodised it: the delusion lasted a year, beginning one thousand eight hundred and fifty-six years after the birth of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. They defined its racial and gender dynamics: the central actors were black men (who virtually monopolised cattle); they were inspired by a male prophet, Mhlakaza, assisted by his niece, Nongqawuse. Subsidiary pathologies were noted, including goat-killing, a ‘non-planting mania’ and preparations for an apocalypse, when the English would be replaced by peace, prosperity and black rulers, headed by resurrected forefathers bearing resurrected cattle. DA - 2008 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - African Studies LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2008 T1 - Akuko Ntaka Inokubhabha Ngephiko Elinye ( No Bird Can Fly on One Wing): The 'Cattle-Killing Delusion' and Black Intellectuals, c1840-1910 TI - Akuko Ntaka Inokubhabha Ngephiko Elinye ( No Bird Can Fly on One Wing): The 'Cattle-Killing Delusion' and Black Intellectuals, c1840-1910 UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24620 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/24620
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationBradford H. Akuko Ntaka Inokubhabha Ngephiko Elinye ( No Bird Can Fly on One Wing): The 'Cattle-Killing Delusion' and Black Intellectuals, c1840-1910. African Studies. 2008; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24620.en_ZA
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisher.departmentAfrican Gender Instituteen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.sourceAfrican Studies
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dc.titleAkuko Ntaka Inokubhabha Ngephiko Elinye ( No Bird Can Fly on One Wing): The 'Cattle-Killing Delusion' and Black Intellectuals, c1840-1910
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