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Yann LeGall

Debates on the relevance of repatriation of indigenous human remains are water under the bridge today. Yet, a genuine will for dialogue to work through colonial violence is found lacking in the European public sphere. Looking at local remembrance of the Majimaji War (1905–7) in the south of Tanzania and a German–Tanzanian theatre production, it seems that the spectre of colonial headhunting stands at the heart of claims for repatriation and acknowledgement of this anti-colonial movement. The missing head of Ngoni leader Songea Mbano haunts the future of German–Tanzanian relations in heritage and culture. By staging the act of post-mortem dismemberment and foregrounding the perspective of descendants, the theatre production Maji Maji Flava offers an honest proposal for dealing with stories of sheer colonial violence in transnational memory.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal
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War, Debt, and Colonial Power
Tim Di Muzio and Richard H. Robbins

’s Capital: 54 Debt as Power Then colonisation. Today this is purely a subsidiary of the stock exchange, in whose interests the European powers divided Africa a few years ago, and the French conquered Tunis and Tonkin. Africa leased directly to companies (Niger, South Africa, German South-West and German East Africa), and Mashonaland and Natal seized by Rhodes for the stock exchange. (quoted in Marx 1981: 1047) What this passage suggests is that the riches of the colonies and the radical changes in social relations imposed on indigenous forces were effectively being

in Debt as Power
Crucial collaboration, hidden conflicts
Markku Hokkanen

reportedly vaccinated 60,000 people in the Blantyre district between 1900 and 1902). 41 For its part, the UMCA was also important within the history of vaccination provision in Malawi, especially in the border zone between the British Protectorate and German East Africa (1899–1900). 42 After smallpox epidemics reoccurred in 1908, the administration issued a Vaccination Ordinance, which imposed compulsory

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