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Rebecca C. King-O'Riain, Stephen Small, Minelle Mahtani, Miri Song, and Paul Spickard

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780814770733

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814770733.001.0001

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“Rider of Two Horses”

“Rider of Two Horses”

Eurafricans in Zambia

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Global Mixed Race

Juliette Bridgette Milner-Thornton

NYU Press

This chapter discusses the use of the term “Coloured” to categorize modern-day Zambia. This categorization concurs with the current application of “Coloured” as an ethnic identity and cultural classification characterized by Eurafricans' and so-called Indo-Africans' historical experiences of marginalization and alienation in colonial Zambia. In this regard, the majority of Zambian Coloureds are the descendants of British men who for the most part were pioneers and the colonial elite in Northern Rhodesia. The chapter also emphasizes that Eurafrican Coloureds are still not officially recognized as a cultural and ethnic group in Zambia by the Zambian government. In spite of Eurafrican Coloureds' historical and genetic origins, the Zambian government continues to exclude them from the country's national census.

Keywords:   coloured, Zambia, ethnic identity, cultural classification, Eurafrican Coloureds, Zambian Coloureds

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