The making of a kholwa intellectual : a discursive biography of Magema Magwaza Fuze

dc.contributor.advisorDu Toit, Andréen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMokoena, Hloniphaen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-13T14:10:54Z
dc.date.available2015-05-13T14:10:54Z
dc.date.issued2005en_ZA
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThe case of Magema Magwaza Fuze (c. 1840-1922) is about the problem of the introduction of writing in a colonial context and, more specifically, in the context of extensive missionary activity. The relative 'success' of this missionary endeavour appeared not only in the small but growing number of converts to Christianity, but perhaps even more momentously with the emergence of a small but critical mass of individuals who were literate and therefore no longer confirmed to an oral culture only. By the end of the nineteenth century one could talk of an incipient 'class' of educated and literate Africans. As the products of mission education they collectively shared an identity of being both Christian and educated. They were amakholwa (plural noun for 'believers'). Being an ikholwa was a political and social, rather than just a religious identity. Above all, by converting to Christianity and by subscribing to progressive ideals of private property ownership, individual rights and the Protestant work ethic, the amakholwa within the limited political sphere of colonial governance acquired, according to their own understanding, the rights of British subjects.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationMokoena, H. (2005). <i>The making of a kholwa intellectual : a discursive biography of Magema Magwaza Fuze</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Political Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12780en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationMokoena, Hlonipha. <i>"The making of a kholwa intellectual : a discursive biography of Magema Magwaza Fuze."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Political Studies, 2005. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12780en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationMokoena, H. 2005. The making of a kholwa intellectual : a discursive biography of Magema Magwaza Fuze. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Mokoena, Hlonipha AB - The case of Magema Magwaza Fuze (c. 1840-1922) is about the problem of the introduction of writing in a colonial context and, more specifically, in the context of extensive missionary activity. The relative 'success' of this missionary endeavour appeared not only in the small but growing number of converts to Christianity, but perhaps even more momentously with the emergence of a small but critical mass of individuals who were literate and therefore no longer confirmed to an oral culture only. By the end of the nineteenth century one could talk of an incipient 'class' of educated and literate Africans. As the products of mission education they collectively shared an identity of being both Christian and educated. They were amakholwa (plural noun for 'believers'). Being an ikholwa was a political and social, rather than just a religious identity. Above all, by converting to Christianity and by subscribing to progressive ideals of private property ownership, individual rights and the Protestant work ethic, the amakholwa within the limited political sphere of colonial governance acquired, according to their own understanding, the rights of British subjects. DA - 2005 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2005 T1 - The making of a kholwa intellectual : a discursive biography of Magema Magwaza Fuze TI - The making of a kholwa intellectual : a discursive biography of Magema Magwaza Fuze UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12780 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/12780
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationMokoena H. The making of a kholwa intellectual : a discursive biography of Magema Magwaza Fuze. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Political Studies, 2005 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12780en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Political Studiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherPolitical Studiesen_ZA
dc.titleThe making of a kholwa intellectual : a discursive biography of Magema Magwaza Fuzeen_ZA
dc.typeDoctoral Thesis
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