Abraham T Seda
My research investigates African perspectives of boxing in a world in which the white settler colonial state in Zimbabwe was determined to dictate what constituted proper sporting etiquette befitting colonial subjects. The project interrogates how knowledge about Africa is produced, and the ways in which dominant narratives in colonial archives have the power to silence the past. The story of boxing as told by colonial officials is that of uncontrolled violence, mythical delusions, and a lack of sporting etiquette. However, what remains silenced are African representations of boxing, their conceptions and knowledge of power, and use of medicine in boxing.