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Ingxoxo enkulu ngoNongqawuse (a great debate about Nongqawuse's era) 511 33 0 0 544
'Remember Cassinga?' an exhibition of photographs and histories 504 21 0 0 525
'Guns don't colonise people ...': the role and use of firearms in pre-colonial and colonial Africa 300 88 0 3 391
A native of nowhere: The life of South African journalist Nat Nakasa, 1937-1965 281 101 0 4 386
Political Accidents in Zimbabwe 293 29 0 0 322
The emergence and trajectories of struggles for an 'African university': The case of unfinished business of African epistemic decolonisation 195 47 0 37 279
An ageing anachronism: D.F. Malan as prime minister, 1948-1954 133 134 0 10 277
Road to Ghana: Nkrumah, Southern Africa and the eclipse of a decolonizing Africa 247 30 0 0 277
Alfred Martin Duggan-Cronin's photographs for the Bantu tribes of South Africa (1928-1954): the construction of an ambiguous idyll 159 45 0 7 211
The South Africa-Angola talks, 1976-1984: A little-known Cold War thread 191 18 0 1 210
Cape slaves in the paper empire of the VOC 78 129 0 0 207
The Book of Life: The South African population register and the invention of racial descent, 1950-1980 145 26 0 23 194
Racial irredentism, ethnogenesis, and white supremacy in high-apartheid South Africa 130 47 0 15 192
Political rhetoric in the transition to Mozambican independence: Samora Machel in Beira, June 1975 134 51 0 5 190
A Memory of Concrete: Politics of Representation and Silence in the Agostinho Neto Memorial 133 38 0 8 179
In and Out of Sight: The Afterlife of Official Photography from Idi Amin's Uganda* 74 19 0 11 104
Passages of ink: Decoding the Natal indentured records into the Digital Age 154 22 0 0 176
When was South African history ever postcolonial? 166 8 0 0 174
Bureaucratically Missing: Capital Punishment, Exhumations, and the Afterlives of State Documents and Photographs 124 49 0 0 173
Picturing the beloved country: Margaret Bourke-White, Life Magazine, and South Africa, 1949-1950 134 26 0 0 160
A flying Springbok of wartime British skies: A.G. 'Sailor' Malan 138 17 0 4 159
'Streams of blood and streams of money': new perspectives on the annihilation of the Herero and Nama peoples of Namibia, 1904-1908 84 70 0 0 154
Making migrants 'il-legible': The policies and practices of documentation in post-apartheid South Africa 132 20 0 1 153
Memories of a political prisoner on Robben Island, 1987-1991 141 11 0 0 152
An early modern entrepreneur: hendrik oostwald eksteen and the creation of wealth in dutch colonial cape town, 1702-1741 128 14 0 2 144
Paper trail: Chasing the Chinese in the Cape (1904-1933) 131 13 0 0 144
Thinking with birds: Mary Elizabeth Barber's advocacy for gender equality in ornithology 81 60 0 3 144
Visualizing The Realm of a Rain-Queen: The production and circulation of Eileen and Jack Krige's Lobedu fieldwork photographs from the 1930s 78 58 0 0 136
The Decolonising Camera: Street Photography and the Bandung Myth 92 34 0 10 136
Johnny Fingo: war as work on the Eastern Cape Frontier 54 75 0 6 135
'Not unlike mermaids': A report about the human and natural history of Southeast Africa from 1690 125 8 0 1 134
The political sublime. reading Kok Nam, Mozambican photographer (1939-2012) 116 15 0 2 133
A prose of ambivalence: liberation struggle discourse on necklacing 97 25 0 7 129
Imagining National Unity: South African propaganda efforts during the Second World War 114 14 0 1 129
Of Sky, Water and Skin: Photographs from a Zanzibari Darkroom 80 31 0 17 128
Red Mandela: Contests of auto-biography and Auto/biography in South Africa 90 30 0 5 125
Atlas of an Empire: Photographic Narrations and the Visual Struggle for Mozambique 75 40 0 9 124
The Phototextual Emergence of Hysteria: From the Iconographie Photographique de la Salpêtrière to J. M. Coetzee's Slow Man 93 10 0 10 113
Putting Gestures to Work: Georges Didi-Huberman, Uprisings 83 29 0 0 112
Photographic portraiture, neighbourhood activism and apartheid's industrial legacy: reflections on the Breathing Spaces exhibition 91 15 0 5 111
Rationalizing Gukurahundi: Cold War and South African Foreign Relations with Zimbabwe, 1981-1983 91 17 0 3 111
The Future of the Witness: Nature, Race and More-than-Human Environmental Publics 84 27 0 0 111
Mbailundu Remembered: Colonial Traces in Post-Civil War Angola 81 14 0 12 107
Arteries of empire: on the geographical imagination of South Africa's railway war, 1914/1915 68 37 0 0 105
Middle Passage: In the Absence of Detail, Presenting and Representing a Historical Void 87 18 0 0 105
Contesting names and statues: battles over the Louis Trichardt/Makhado 'city-text' in Limpopo Province, South Africa 76 23 0 5 104
Reading visual representations of 'Ndabeni' in the public realms 79 20 0 5 104
Attempted Portraits: Photography, Obscurity, and the Articulation of the Past 76 21 0 6 103
Forging the frontiers: Travellers and documents on the South Africa-Mozambique border, 1890s-1940s 83 17 0 2 102
REVIEWS 11 86 0 0 97
Constructing a history of independent Mozambique, 1974-1982: a study in photography 61 34 0 2 97
Coloniality and its Future 52 40 0 4 96
British air shows in South Africa, 1932/33: 'airmindedness', ambition and anxiety 77 15 0 2 94
Family law and 'the great moral public interests' in Victorian Cape Town, c.1850-1902 71 14 0 9 94
Introduction to special issue: Documentary photography in South Africa 72 20 0 0 92
Politics and contemporary history in Mozambique: A set of epistemological notes 68 24 0 0 92
Missing and Missed: Rehumanisation, the Nation and Missing-ness 83 9 0 0 92
Utopia Live: singing the Mozambican struggle for national liberation 73 13 0 5 91
The Brown Photo Album: An Archive of Feminist Futurity 46 34 0 11 91
Walter D. Mignolo and Catherine E. Walsh, On Decoloniality: Concepts, Analytics, Praxis 80 10 0 0 90
Lounge photography and the politics of township interiors: the representation of the black South African home in the Ngilima photographic collection, East Rand, 1950s 75 11 0 3 89
Uhuru na Kazi: recapturing MANU nationalism through the Archive 51 31 0 7 89
Socwatsha kaPhaphu, James Stuart, and their conversations on the past, 1897-1922 61 16 0 12 89
Frontier Mail: The Liberal Subject and the Post Office in South African History 71 9 0 9 89
Marriage, Science, and Secret Intelligence in the life of Rudyerd Boulton (1901-1983): An American in Africa 48 38 0 2 88
Decolonization of a special type: rethinking Cold War History in Southern Africa 59 27 0 0 86
'If our cattle die, we eat them but these white people bury and burn them!' African livestock regimes, veterinary knowledge and the emergence of a colonial order in Southern Rhodesia, c. 1860-1902 72 12 0 2 86
Potential History: Unlearning Imperialism 66 20 0 0 86
Uncertain borders: the TRC and the (un)making of public myths 72 11 0 0 83
The micro-politics of macromolecules in the taxonomy and restoration of Quaggas 65 6 0 9 80
Debating the revival of the workers' movement in the 1970s: the South African democracy education trust and post-apartheid patriotic history 67 12 0 0 79
Colonial lunatic asylum archives: challenges to historiography 76 3 0 0 79
Angola: Nationalist Narratives and Alternative Histories 61 18 0 0 79
Life choices and South African biography 59 17 0 0 76
An Openness to Experiment: Ruy Duarte de Carvalho's Anthropological Field Photography in Rural Southern Angola and its Archival Reusages 45 19 0 12 76
Fictions of the Liberation Struggle: Ruy Guerra, José Cardoso, Zdravko Velimirovic 67 8 0 0 75
Demitrios Tsafendas and the subversion of apartheid's paper regime 32 43 0 0 75
From Illustration to Evidence: Centring Historical Photographs in Native Land Claims 63 12 0 0 75
Laughing with Sam Sly: the cultural politics of satire and colonial british identity in the Cape Colony, c. 1840-1850 53 13 0 8 74
Portraits, publics and politics: Gisele Wulfsohn's photographs of HIV/AIDS, 1987-2007 61 7 0 6 74
Getting the dead to tell me what happened: Justice, Prosopopoeia, and Forensic Afterlives 58 14 0 0 72
Nostalgia and the native commissioners: a hundred years in the old Transkei 66 5 0 0 71
Interment: re-framing the death of the Red Location Museum building (2006 - 2013) 58 10 0 2 70
Living in exile: Daily life and international relations at SWAPO's Kongwa Camp 46 19 0 4 69
The Berlin Mission Society and German linguistic roots of volkekunde: The background, training and Hamburg writings of Werner Eiselen, 1899-1924 55 14 0 0 69
The missing are not dead yet: Efraim Kamati Kapolo and the Impossibility of Disappearing Without a Trace 46 23 0 0 69
Monumental Relations: Connecting Memorials and Conversations in Rural and Urban Malanje, Angola 42 16 0 9 67
Land redistribution politics in the Eastern Cape midlands: the case of the Lukhanji municipality, 1995-2006 48 16 0 2 66
Wounding apertures: violence, affect and photography during and after apartheid 56 9 0 1 66
Other Lives of the Image 51 15 0 0 66
Ambivalent: Photography and Visibility in African History 50 16 0 0 66
False fathers and false sons: Immigration officials in Cape Town, documents and verifying minor sons from India in the first half of the Twentieth Century 58 4 0 3 65
Separate Development and Self-Reliance at the University of Pretoria 34 31 0 0 65
'Re la Tsoantso' ('Father of the pictures'): Joseph Denfield's photography, 1944-1965 47 13 0 4 64
Disappeared to Ethiopia's Bermuda: Tales by a Puppet 44 20 0 0 64
Urban research in a hostile setting: Godfrey Wilson in Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, 1938-1940 53 7 0 3 63
To the technical media themselves: On Wolfgang Ernst's Sonic Times Machines 52 10 0 0 62
On Uncertainty 53 9 0 0 62
How Do We Look? 37 12 0 13 62
Contestations over knowledge production or ideological bullying?: a response to Legassick on the workers' movement 50 9 0 2 61
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