Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa;
Richard Bartlett, trans.; Isaura de Oliveira, trans.;
Phillip Rothwell, intro.
Spellbinding examination of power, violence, and mythmaking in the midst of colonial conquest and anticolonial resistance
Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa first published Ualalapi: Fragments from the End of Empire in Portuguese in 1987. Named one of Africa’s hundred best books of the twentieth century, it reflects on Mozambique’s past and present through interconnected narratives related to the last ruler of the Gaza Empire, Ngungunhane.