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Xhosa Gallery

Learn more about the interesting social life and culture of the Xhosa of the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Anthropology-Maqoma

MAQOMA (1798-1873)

MaqomaMaqoma was the greatest Xhosa warrior, guerilla general and leader of the nineteenth century.


Anthropology-Sontonga

Enoch Mankayi Sontonga: Composer of Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika

sontonga

The origins of Enoch Mankayi Sontonga and the hymn he wrote, Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika, are humble and obscure.


Xhosa Displays

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Anthropology collects and documents Xhosa traditional knowledge, ranging from artifacts and medicines to myths and rituals.