Race and class are central themes of my work about the Copperbelt, and I have looked at these same topics more widely in an edited collection which I co-edited with Danelle van Zyl-Hermann. Our book Rethinking White Societies in Southern Africa contains ten chapters by emerging and established scholars on Angola, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe that collectively track the fortunes of poor and working-class whites during the era of white-minority rule.
The book is open access so all the chapters can be read online and downloaded for free.
This book was a focus of my research while a postdoc at the University of the Free State and the collection was developed at a workshop in February 2018 that was generously funded by the university.
- George Bishi, ‘Uncovering ‘undesirable whites’ in the colonial archive‘
- Cláudia Castelo, ‘Creating colonial Portugal in Africa‘
- Duncan Money, ‘White mineworkers at Zambian Independence‘
- Danelle van Zyl-Hermann, ‘Working-class whiteness vs. the apartheid state‘
Danelle and myself also did a short interview about the book with Voertaal.
The book has so far been reviewed in the African Studies Review,