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A History of Resistance in Namibia

Author : Peter H. Katjavivi
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Analyses how combined South African and US strategic interests combined to defer an independence settlement for Namibia.

Re Viewing Resistance in Namibian History

Author : Silvester, Jeremy
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Re-Viewing Resistance in Namibian History brings together the work of experienced academics and a new wave of young Namibian historians - architects of the past - who are working on a range of public history and heritage projects, from late nineteenth century resistance to the use of songs, from the role of gender in SWAPO's camps to memorialisation, and from international solidarity to aspects of the history of Kavango and Caprivi. In a culturally and politically diverse democracy such as Namibia, there are bound to be different perspectives on the past, and history will be as plural as the history-tellers. The chapters in this book reflect this diversity, and combine to create a remarkable collection of divergent voices, providing alternative perspectives on the past. Re-Viewing Resistance in Namibian History writes 'forgotten' people into history; provides a reading of the past that reflects the tensions and competing identities that pervaded 'the struggle'; and deals with 'heritage that hurts'.

History of Namibia

Author : Marion Wallace
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In 1990 Namibia gained its independence after a decades-long struggle against South African rule--and, before that, against German colonialism. This book, the first new scholarly general history of Namibia in two decades, provides a fresh synthesis of these events, and of the much longer pre-colonial period. A History of Namibia opens with a chapter by John Kinahan covering the evidence of human activity in Namibia from the earliest times to the nineteenth century, and for the first time making a synthesis of current archaeological research widely available to non-specialists. In subsequent chapters, Marion Wallace weaves together the most up-to-date academic research (in English and German) on Namibian history, from the mid-eighteenth century to the present. She explores histories of migration, production and power in the pre-colonial period, the changes triggered by European expansion, and the dynamics of the period of formal colonialism. The coverage of German rule includes a full chapter on the genocide of 1904-8. Here, Wallace outlines the history and historiography of the wars fought in central and southern Namibia, and the subsequent mass imprisonment of defeated Africans in concentration camps. The final two chapters analyse the period of African nationalism, apartheid and war between 1946 and 1990. The book's conclusion looks briefly at the development of Namibia in the two decades since independence. A History of Namibia provides an invaluable introduction and reference source to the past of a country that is often neglected, despite its significance in the history of the region and, indeed, for that of European colonialism and international relations. It makes accessible the latest research on the country, illuminates current controversies, puts forward new insights, and suggests future directions for research. The book's extensive bibliography adds to its usefulness for scholar and general reader alike.

Chronology of Namibian History

Author : Klaus Dierks
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The provides information on Namibia history in a chronological order. It covers pre colonial period 27000 BC to the birth of the Republic of Namibia on 21 March 1990.

Understanding History

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The Colonising Camera

Author : Wolfram Hartmann
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Richly illustrated with black and white photographs, this book brings together provocative and exciting new material on Namibia's colonial past. An eight-page colour section looks at how present day Namibians view themselves. It includes contributions from the editors, Wolfram Hartman, Jeremy Silvester and Patricia Hayes, as well as Michel Bollig, Jan Bart Gewald, Robert Gordon, Brent Harris, Paul Landau, Rick Rohde, Margo Timm and Marion Wallace.

Namibia in History

Author : Nangolo Mbumba
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A textbook discussing the African country's precolonial past and colonial present as it struggles for selfdetermination. Includes study activities.

Changing the History of Africa

Author : David Deutschmann
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Why did more than 300,000 Cubans -- of all ages and professions, men and women, black and white -- volunteer to help defend Angola from repeated South African invasions? Was the presence of these Cuban forces in Angola an obstacle to Nambia's independence and peace in the region? Were they a threat to U.S. security as Washington often claimed? With contributions from Columbian writer Gabriel Garica Marquez, as well as Fidel Castro, Jorge Risquet, and Raul Casto, this book helps to provide a background to the events in southern Africa. It includes details of the battle of Cuito Cuanavale, in which South Africa was decisively defeated and which Fidal Castro has described as a turning point in the history of Africa. -- taken from back cover

Namibia in Struggle

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Historical Dictionary of Namibia

Author : Victor L. Tonchi
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The Historical Dictionary of Namibia covers the history of Namibia through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has several hundred cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Namibia.