Cover, Publication Guidelines, Contents page and Editorial: The ‘Land in Africa: space, culture, history’ workshop
Lindy Stiebel, Liz Gunner, Jabulani Sithole
Cherryl Walker, 1
Cherryl Walker, until recently Land Commissioner for KwaZulu-Natal, looks critically at the work of the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights over the last few’ years.
Crafting in the context of AIDS and rural poverty: a livelihood strategy with prospects
Tessa Marcus, 17
Tessa Marcus highlights the marginalised but important role of women crafters who live in the shadow of AIDS in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.
Culture and nature in the Valley of a Thousand Hills – a tough guide to ‘other spaces’
Malcolm Draper, 36
This article by Malcolm Draper looks at places, such as Thor Chemicals, The Valley Trust and Camelot, which lie along the route between Cato Ridge and Hillcrest in the Valley of a Thousand Hills, which he maintains yield insight into the problematic relationship between culture and nature in very different ways.
African views of the land: a research agenda
Terence Ranger, 53
Terence Ranger suggests a research agenda for scholars working on African landscape which encourages investigation of African perceptions of landscape, and thereby greater understanding of crucial struggles forresources, memories and rights.
Re-reading theHluhluwe-Umfolozi game reserve: constructions of a ‘natural’ space
Shirley Brooks, 63
The South African game reserve is frequently promoted as an unproblematically ‘natural’ and ‘timeless’ space. Shirley Brooks explores such constructions of the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi reserve and the ends they serve.
Landscape and national memory in Steve Chimombo’s Napolo Poems
Mufunanji Magalasi, 80
Mufunanji Magalasi shows how Steve Chimombo’s Napolo Poems use the mythological landslide snake ‘Napolo’ to critique Banda’s repressive rule in Malawi.
Terence Ranger’s Voices from the Rocks: nature, culture and history in the Matopos Hills of Zimbabwe
Reviewed by Tinyiko Sam Maluleke, 91
Stephen Coan (ed) Diary of an African Journey: the return of Rider Haggard
Reviewed by Lindy Stiebel, 93