Whiteness in Southern Africa - series for 'Africa is a Country'

ASCL researcher Duncan Money and Danelle van Zyl-Hermann, research fellow at the University of Basel, wrote and compiled a series of articles for the website Africa is a Country based on their edited book Rethinking White Societies in Souther Africa, 1930-1990s. Together they wrote the article Whiteness in Southern Africa, about colonial white societies being inherently fragile and wracked by divisions, conflicts and contradictions. Duncan Money wrote the article White mineworkers at Zambian independence, about why white mineworkers on the Zambian Copperbelt did not seriously resist decolonization. Danelle van Zyl-Hermann wrote the article Working-class whiteness vs. the apartheid state.

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Photo: Zambian print from Independence. Image credit Tommy Miles via Flickr CC.

Author(s) / editor(s)

Duncan Money and Danelle van Zyl-Hermann

About the author(s) / editor(s)

Duncan Money is a researcher at the African Studies Centre Leiden. He is a historian of Southern Africa whose research focuses on the mining industry.

Danelle van Zyl-Hermann is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of History, University of Basel, Switzerland.

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