The James Stuart Archive of Recorded Oral Evidence Relating to the History of the Zulu and Neighbouring Peoples
James Stuart was an official in the Natal colonial civil service in the 1890s and early years of the 20th century. In meticulously recorded conversations with some 200 interlocutors, the great majority of them Africans, Stuart assembled a vast and unique collection of notes on the history and customs of the Zulu people and other peoples of what is now South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal region. This sixth volume of The James Stuart Archive series presents a further 26 sets of testimonies drawn from material in the James Stuart Collection of the Killie Campbell Africana Library in Durban, South Africa. The testimonies published in the successive volumes of The James Stuart Archive represent edited, annotated, and (where the original appears in Zulu) translated renderings of Stuart's notes and transcriptions. The testimonies that he recorded piecemeal have been arranged by the books' editors under the names of the interlocutors from whom they were obtained, and have been published in alphabetical name-order. This present volume carries the sequence from Socwatsha kaPhaphu to Zwayi kaMbombo, bringing to 185 the number of interlocutors whose testimonies have been published in the series.
Publication Date: 8/4/2014