Claim to the Country The Archive of Wilhelm Bleek and Lucy Lloyd
In the 1870s, facing cultural extinction and the death of their language, several San men and women told their stories to two pioneering colonial scholars at the Cape, Wilhelm Bleek and Lucy Lloyd. The narratives of these San (or Bushmen) were of More...
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In the 1870s, facing cultural extinction and the death of their language, several San men and women told their stories to two pioneering colonial scholars at the Cape, Wilhelm Bleek and Lucy Lloyd. The narratives of these San (or Bushmen) were of the land, the rain, the history of the first people, and the origin of the moon and stars. These narratives were faithfully recorded and translated by Bleek and Lloyd, creating an archive of more than 13,000 pages including drawings, notebooks, maps, and photographs. Now residing in three main institutions-the University of Cape Town, the South African Museum, and the National Library of South Africa-this archive has recently been entered into UNESCOrsquo;s Memory of the World Register. Lavishly illustrated,Claim to the Country: The Archive of Lucy Lloyd and Wilhelm Bleek, created, compiled, and introduced by Pippa Skotnes, presents in book form and on an accompanying DVD all the notebook pages and drawings that comprise this remarkable archive. Contextualizing essays by well-known scholars, such as Nigel Penn, Eustacia Riley, and Anthony Traill, and a searchable index for all the narratives and contributors are included. Through this remarkable collection, we can better understand what it means that the people who lived in southern Africa long before any new arrivals settled the country no longer survive through their language or culture of intellectual traditions, but only as text on a page. The Bleek-Lloyd archive is the Sanrsquo;s surviving claim to the country.
|The legacy of Bleek and Lloyd|
|'Civilising' the San : the first mission to the Cape San, 1791-1806|
|Bushman raiders revisited|
|Ikhwa-ka Hhouiten Hhouiten : 'the rush of the storm' : the linguistic death of xam|
|Images, words and worlds : the xam testimonies and the rock arts of the Southern San|
|Reflections on narrative|
|Variations on four xam and !kun themes|
|Wilhelm Bleek, Lucy Lloyd and Dorothea Bleek : a personal tribute|
|Makers of the archive|
|Dreams of their country : uma, Tamme, nanni and Da|
|Lucy's loss and other deaths|
|The hunting ground's doings : xam narratives of hunting, animals and the veld|
|By way of words : selections from the xam dictionary of Wilhelm Bleek and Lucy Lloyd|
|Claim to the country : an anthem|