Gapena and the Cape Malays: Initiating connections, constructing images

Muhammed Haron, (2005) Gapena and the Cape Malays: Initiating connections, constructing images. SARI: Jurnal Alam dan Tamadun Melayu, 23 . pp. 47-66. ISSN 0127-2721


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This article intends to demonstrate how cultural organizations, such as Gapena under the leadership of Ismail Hussein, have been among non-state actors that have been active in international relations. It also highlights the three variables, namely identity, culture and religion, which inform the activities of these non-state actors. In addition, it wants to reflect upon the religio-cultural relationship cemented and strengthened between Gapena and South Africa’s Cape Malays and it also shares thoughts on how Ismail Hussein played a pivotal role in this. Prior to this, the paper takes into account the debates surrounding the notion of ‘Malayness’ within the respective communities and offers a comparative view. Finally, it shows how their identities have been framed and how images were constructed within the respective communities

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Malays; Malayness; Ismail Hussein; Gapena
Journal:International Journal of the Malay World and Civilisation (Formerly SARI)
ID Code:1054
Deposited By: Ms. Nor Ilya Othman
Deposited On:09 May 2011 07:50
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 06:28

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