In this book talk, Dr. Jacob Dlamini, Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University, discusses the social history of the Kruger National Park, South Africa’s most iconic nature reserve. Dlamini's book, Safari Nation, details the ways in which Black people devoted energies to conservation and to the park over the course of the twentieth century and engages with questions of land, conservation, democracy, and citizenship in South Africa.
Jacob Dlamini is a South African journalist, qualified field guide, author, and an Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University. His first book, Native Nostalgia (2009), reflected on his own childhood under apartheid and his second book, Askari, won the 2015 Alan Paton Award for best South African non-fiction. In 2020, Dlamini has published two books: Safari Nation: A Social History of the Kruger National Park and The Terrorist Album: Apartheid’s Insurgents, Collaborators, and the Security Police.
This event took place on November 12, 2020 and was sponsored by the UW Department of History, the African Studies Program in the UW Jackson School of International Studies, and the UW College of the Environment Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.