Archdeacon Merriman, ‘Caliban’, and the Cattle-Killing of 1856–57

Wright, L.S. (2008) Archdeacon Merriman, ‘Caliban’, and the Cattle-Killing of 1856–57. African Studies, 67 (2). pp. 257-273. ISSN 0002-0184



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[From the introduction]: Did Archdeacon Merriman accept that Mhlakaza was Wilhelm Goliath? The short answer is that we don’t know. However, historical problems sometimes yield, or at least buckle slightly, when approached from unusual, tangential perspectives.I believe it can be shown that in the terrible aftermath of the Cattle-Killing, Nathaniel Merriman was brooding on his former servant, Wilhelm Goliath, and that evidence of this preoccupation emerges indirectly in a very open and unexpected forum: a public lecture on Shakespeare.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Mhlakaza; Nathaniel Merriman; Merriman; Wilhelm Goliath; Goliath; Cattle-Killing; Shakespeare; South Africa; Grahamstown; Cape Colony; General Institute of Grahamstown; Grahamstown General Institute; Nongqawuse; Sir George Grey; Kaiber; Caliban; Henry Woods; Eastern Cape; Eastern Province
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Divisions:Research Institutes and Units > Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA)
ID Code:1032
Deposited By: Prof Laurence Wright
Deposited On:23 Jul 2008
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