Books To Read On Swazi History
By Richard M. Patricks, SNTC. July 2000.
MATSEBULA, J. S. M., "A History of Swaziland" - 3 editions: 1972, 1976 and 1988.
BONNER, Philip: "Kings, Concessionaires and Commoners" 1983, Cambridge.
HAMILTON & WESTCOTT, "In the Tracks of the Swazi Past" 1992 Macmillan Boleswa for junior high schools, with plenty of pictures and maps, it looks at Swaziland, 1750-1830
JONES, Huw, "A Biographical Register of Swaziland to 19O2", 1993, University of Natal The title may sound dull, but the style is very readable. It deals with over 1,500 people, who lived in or visited Swaziland up to 1902. It links with the present, mentioning people's children & grandchildren, who are alive and well known today. Good 18 page summary of Swazi history.
KUPER Hilda, "The Swazi" 1963
KUPER, Hilda, "A Biography of King Sobhuza II" 1976
Histories of Southern Africa, with sections on Swazi History:
MAYLAM, Paul, "History of the African People of South Africa" 1986.
These popular books contain interesting facts And anecdotes:
BULPIN, T. V.: "Lost Trails of the Transvaal" 1965, Nelson, Cape Town. Always popular with travellers, this book contains a section on Swaziland.
READER'S DIGEST ILLUSTRATED GUIDES TO SOUTHERN AFRICA, "Eastern Transvaal and Swaziland", 1983, Cape Town
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