To many it is something long forgotten, but the country of Germany did have colonies in Africa. One of those places was the present-day Namibia. The remnants of those occupying days are still visible in Namibia.
In the year 1904 there was an uprising from the Herero against the Germans. The Herero were led by their supreme chief Samuel Maharero. A few months later the German general Lothar van Trotha took over command of the German forces and he devised a plan to surround the Herero and leave them route of escape, an escape straight into the desert, no more escape!
Mari Serebrov wrote a novel on the events of the year 1904. The book is published by Weaverword Publishing House.