The Journal of African Cultural Heritage Studies aims to be the major conduit for publishing research carried out in African archaeology, anthropology, historical and heritage studies, heritage theory, architectural history as well as heritage and sustainable development, heritage tourism and museum studies. The journal editors recognize the absence of African philosophies in the heritage disciplines in Africa as well as in heritage debates around the world. Africa has a rich heritage philosophy which could enhance an understanding of cultural heritage holistically. Mainstreaming African knowledge systems to critical heritage studies will therefore be one of the main objectives of this publication.
This book focuses on a forgotten place—the Khami World Heritage site in Zimbabwe. It examines how professionally ascribed values and conservation priorities affect the cultural landscape when there is a disjuncture between local community and national interests, and explores the epistemic violence that often accompanied colonial heritage management and archaeology in southern Africa. The central premise is that the history of the modern Zimbabwe nation, in terms of what is officially remembered and celebrated, inevitably determines how that past is managed. It is about how places are experienced and remembered through narratives and how the loss of this heritage memory may mark the un-inheriting of place.
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