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Tropical Scars: Page 19 of 19

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Glossary

Addington - General Hospital on Marine Parade
Amasi Bird - Mythological bird, in fact the 'Parable' is a reworking of traditional amasi bird stories.
Asinamali - I have no money
Assegais - Stabbing spears
Bambatha - Leader of the poll-tax rebellion of 1906
Black Ilanda - Black Heron
Branbury Mills - Rubber making machine
Cetshwayo - Last of the Zulu kings to resist colonial expansion
Champion, Mbeki, La Guma, Thibedi - ICU leaders
Charter - Freedom Charter adopted at the Congress of the People on 26 June 1955.
Chinaman came - Allusion to fahfee games
Ethekwini - Durban's local African name
Frame - Textile giant in Natal
Giya - Wardance
Grove - Slang for Orange Grove, a suburb of Johannesburg. Grove boys are a gang.
Gwala-gwala - Lourie
ICU - Industrial and Commercial Workers Union. A trade union established in the 1920's in South Africa.
Impis - Military regiments
Inqola - Traditional ox-drawn wagon/sleigh
Inyangas - So-called witch doctors
Isicabu - Venemous spider
Isicelankobe - The evening/morning star
Kadalie - Industrial and Commercial Workers Union founder and volatile General Secretary
KwaMashu, Kwamakhuta and Makabeni - Black settlements near Durban and Amanzimtoti. Sites of violence
Labalaba - Checkers game, popular at factory lunch times
Mahlabatini - Northern Natal Zulu district
Makhana - anti-colonial chief from Xhosa people
Marine Parade - Durban's main beach parade
'Mfowethu - Brother
Ndaba's - Luthuli's
Pangas - Machettes
Pantsula - Style of life, behaviour in the townships which originated from ex-prisoners
Pitch Black Follies - Allusion to the name of a singing group
Point road - Road near the beach front teaming with harbour life
Qabula - Worker Poet from Natal
Quatalamba - Drakensberg mountains
Shepstone - Colonial governor and initiator of 'native' reserves legislation
Skappie - Derogatory term reffering to migrants
Stokvel - co-operative party
Thomas Hlongwane - Soccer star for Maroko Swallows
Ubisi - Milk
Ubuthi - Poisonous substance
Ukhozi - Eagle
Ukulala - Torpor
Ulundi - Capital of Zululand
Umakholwase - Flamingoes
Umgeni - The Umgeni river valley cuts through the north parts of Durban. On its south side live Indian and lower/middle class whites. Wealthier whites live on the north side.
Umlazi - Large black township to the south of Durban
Umoba - Sugarcane
Umthala - Milky way
Ungqanga - Ibis
Unwabu - Chameleon
Woza 'Basebenzi, ilanga lizophumela, man - Stand up/arise workers, the sun shall rise, man
Yeoville - Suburb of Johannesburg
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