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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Updated: New book by Ed Cavanagh on Land Rights and Colonialism in South Africa

Update: This book will be launched at The Space, 139 Bank Street, Ottawa, evening of Thursday 6 June. .

Settler Colonialism and Land Rights in South Africa - Edward Cavanagh Last year's Osgoode Society Peter Oliver Prize winner, Edward Cavanagh, Trillium Scholar at the University of Ottawa and co-founder of the e-journal Settler Colonial Studies, has just published Settler Colonialism and Land Rights in South Africa; Possession and Dispossession on the Orange River, available at Amazon and MacMillan. The book will be launched in Ottawa June 6th. Congratulations, Ed!

Here's the publishers' blurb:

Layers of dispossession and disruption are definitive of South African history. Bouncing from Griqua Philippolis (1824-1862) to Afrikaner Orania (1990-2013), this book shows how land rights are prioritised in pre-apartheid and post-apartheid contexts. The result is a new way of looking at the country's history - different to the version of history that guided transformation and inspired an idiosyncratic system of land restitution.

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