“Hofmeyr related women's tradition of "institutionalized speaking" through storytelling to "the institutionalized silencing that characterized [their] subordination in precolonial ... societies.”
“By "here," Valentina told us she meant "Khoseni," a "country" (tiko) that exists on neither colonial - nor postcolonial-era administrative maps but whose remembered territorythe area ruled by Khosa chiefs in precolonial timesencompasses all of the critical sites of Valentina's life story: her birthplace and childhood homes (Xisangwana, Nyongane, Makuvulane); where she married (Timanguene); and the place she "was shown" when as a widow with two young daughters she moved to Facazisse, a place she choseand where she feels doubly securebecause of her lifelong association with (and marriage into) the Swiss Mission church.”
“11According to this first British account, the prices of fruit and nuts harvested locally appear quite accessible for everyday consumers in precolonial Kabul.”
“62 A similarly weighted balance of oral and archival evidence drives Arlindo Chilundo's research on colonial transportation history, Elizabeth MacGonagle's creative exploration of Ndau identity in precolonial Mozambique and Zimbabwe, and Teresa Cruz e Silva's detailed look at the relationship between Protestant missions and Mozambican nationalism during the late colonial period.”
“Khoseni (literally, the place of the Khosa) recalled the precolonial political grandeur of the Khosa clan.”
“23The term precolonial, applied to regions that would become colonies of European states, implicitly suggests a time or a place of waiting, peoples somehow living in anticipation of their subordination to an external power.”
“Note 27: For a clear articulation of "precolonial" persistence into later periods, see Gareth Austin, "'Developmental' Divergences and Continuities Between Colonial and Pre-Colonial Regimes: The Case of Asante, Ghana, 1701 – 1957," paper presented at the African Studies Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 11 – 14 Nov.,”
“26 Admittedly, "precolonial" imperfectly describes Europe, but it is equally uncomfortable for Africa.”
“Nike would never sponsor a brand of Mexican-made, handcrafted leather footwear, as traditional and old as our precolonial ancestors.”
“It is an electronic clearinghouse created by industry to bypass the property registration system developed in precolonial days to ensure that the King could not easily rob the subjects of their land.”
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