African Studies Thesaurus
You are at: Home | Search the thesaurus
African Studies Thesaurus

Xhosa cattle killing       294944850

Scope note
In 1856-1857 the Xhosa paramount Chief Sarhili approved the widespread destruction of cattle and crops following the prophecy of a teenage Xhosa girl, Nongqawuse, that if the Xhosa were to kill all their cattle and destroy all their crops, their ancestors would be resurrected, drive the British colonists from their land, and restore Xhosa prosperity. The actions of Governor George Grey in the immediate aftermath of the cattle killing guaranteed the final destruction of Xhosa power and the subsequent collapse of a unified Xhosa polity (A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures, ed. by Prem Poddar and David Johnson).

Used for
cattle killing

Related terms
millenarianism
Xhosa

Subject category
06.03 RELIGIOUS BELIEF AND PRACTICE



starts with
contains

Browse alphabetical list
0 1 2 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Browse subject categories



Back to top

© ASC Leiden 2006-2018 | Last update: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | Webmaster

Home ASC Leiden

Search the thesaurus

About the thesaurus

Contact

User tips