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Theorising the Majimaji – Landscape, Memory and Agency

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Nancy Alexander Rushohora

Stella Maris Mtwara University College –Tanzania / University of Pretoria-South Africa, TZ
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Nancy A. Rushohora completed her PhD with the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Currently she is teaching at Stella Maris Mtwara University College in Tanzania
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Abstract

The Majimaji was a war of resistance against German colonial rule in Tanzania which occurred between 1905 and 1907. The war is largely known from historical sources which include the German observers of the war, African historians and Africanist historians. Very few archaeological researches inform the Majimaji war. Although the materiality of the war exists, the landscape and memories of the war create a potential database for archaeologists.
This paper theorizes the Majimaji war from landscape, memory and agency perspectives. In a broad sense, the paper delineates concepts that define conflicts and the landscape of conflict; agency as a broad theoretical framework on which the paper is grounded; and the processes of memory, memorialization and the creation of the war memorials.
How to Cite: Rushohora, N.A., (2017). Theorising the Majimaji – Landscape, Memory and Agency. Journal of African Cultural Heritage Studies. 1(1), pp.19–31. DOI: http://doi.org/10.22599/jachs.11
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Published on 02 Jun 2017.
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