Dec 11, 2019
AHR Associate Editor Michelle Moyd speaks with T.J. Tallie about his reappraisal of Keletso E. Atkins’s 1993 book The Moon Is Dead! Give Us Our Money! The Cultural Origins of an African Work Ethic, Natal, South Africa, 1843–1900. Tallie is Assistant Professor of History at the University of San Diego and the author of Queering Colonial Natal: Indigeneity and the Violence of Belonging in Southern Africa (University of Minnesota Press, 2019). His reappraisal article “‘The Myth Is Dead! Give Us Our History!’ Reassessing Black Labor in African History” appears in the December 2019 issue of the AHR.