These days the southern African country Namibia seems to be known for its shifting sand dunes. Shifting sands and shifting colours. Till just over a century ago Namibia was a German colony (1884 – 1915), carrying the name Deutsch-Südwestafrika. One of the colonial officers was Heinrich Ernst Göring (a son of him rose to fame in … Continue reading More than just an object
This is not a story of success. It is a story of a Swiss couple that moved to the very south of Africa. The man, an trained farmer, gets a job on a farm in the Venda area near Louis Trichard. Max has some experience abroad, an experience he gained during his training. Margrit is … Continue reading KLEINES HAUS IM DSCHUNGEL
The weaverbird is a beautiful bird. Building and weaving hanging baskets for a new house in the sun. The weaverbird has entered the publishing world and is now expanding its activities. The building site can be found in Namibia.
The weaverbird is still active and gets more publicity for the words and stories it is weaving and publishing. Have a look at the latest developments at this Namibian publisher.
Mvula ya Nangolo is a poet from Namibia. For many years he lived in exile in Germany, after he had joined the SWAPO. In that country he discovered his poetical side. He studied journalism. At the moment he is one of the advisors to the Minister of Information and Communication Technology.
For many people Namibia is equated with the Himba, or the sanddunes of maybe the German occupation. But there is more to say about the history of Namibia. One of the people who wrote about the history of this country is Mari Serebrov. When in 1998 Mari heard the story of the Herero / Name … Continue reading the tale of jahohora told