Mapping Colonial Conquest

Mapping Colonial Conquest [Amazon thumbnail] The South African Mail and Guardian reviews a collection of essays edited by Norman Etherington, Mapping Colonial Conquest: Australia and Southern Africa: “By probing the ‘secret histories’ encoded in maps, which continue to influence the political, legal, social and cultural institutions of each country, the writers attempt to show how these influences subtly shape our policies and democratic processes. They also examine how the maps of colonisers ‘erased, wrote over and displaced indigenous conceptions of space and power.’”