Book Review: Kuela Kiema, Tears for My Land: A Social History of the Kua of Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Tc’amnqoo.
Makgala, Christian J.
PublisherUniversity of Botswana, www.ub.ac.bw
RightsCopyright (c) 2017 Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies
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Kuela Kiema is a San or Bushman/Mosarwa and one of those controversially relocated from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) or Tc’amnqoo by the government of Botswana to New Xade in 1997 and 2002. The book is primarily his autobiography, and it is told within the context of the history of his people and the reaction to loss of their culture and traditions as a result of the relocation. Although the San belong to various tribal groups, the author refers to all these collectively as the Kua, and he terms their relationship to the Tswana as the "Tswana Bantu-Kua relations. He says the British colonial role in Botswana sustained this oppression which was worsened by the post-colonial government.
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