the tale of jahohora told


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

a fresh start for the wordweaver


I do not often have an article on books relating to Namibia. This week is quite an improvement. Earlier this week I reviewed a book on Himba “used” for a realityshow and this research was done from an anthropological point of view. Now I have some news on the publishing world in Nambia (yes, there … Continue reading a fresh start for the wordweaver

Review GROETEN UIT DE RIMBOE ?


In the year 2005 Dutch viewers could see a program from a commercial Dutch broadcaster, SBS6. This program was titled “Groeten uit de rimboe” (“Greetings from the jungle”). In it a Dutch family is taken on a surprise-tour to Namibia to spend some time with the Himba (the writer uses the name Ovahimba; it is … Continue reading Review GROETEN UIT DE RIMBOE ?