National narratives are not collective memory. They are socially engineered processes that requires forgetting. The thesis analyses the social dynamics of heritage in postcolonial Africa using Khami World Heritage Site, Zimbabwe. It traces how Khami was uninherited through changing identities, population movement, processes of remembering and forgetting in nation-building processes. The result is the loss of memory of the site and the loss of a sacred landscape.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||30 Jun 2014|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2014|