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NEW BOOK BY JEFF GUY ABOUT SHEPSTONE

Last night the University of Natal launched a new book by Professor Jeff Guy about the most complex, influential and enigmatic official in the early history of colonial Natal - Theophilus Shepstone, the man who more than any other was responsible for the subjugation of the African peoples of KwaZulu-Natal. Shepstone has long been in need of a good modern appraisal - I've only just received my copy of the book and I've not read it yet, but it certainly looks impressive, both in terms of production and Jeff Guy's typically intense research. I'll review it properly when I have - but in the meantime here's an interview with the author -

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