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The many tribes of Namibia

With only 2 million people in its 318,246 square miles, Namibia is one of the least densely populated countries on earth. During our service in Peace Corps Namibia, we have experienced this small population first-hand throughout our service, as we meet so many people who know us through others, or we have bumped into people we know even when traveling hours away from our hometown. 799 more words

Peace Corps Namibia Blog

The "First Genocide of the 20th Century"

Pope Francis is in the news this week because he used the word genocide to characterize the slaughter of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire during the Great War. 161 more words


Branntwein, Bibeln und Bananen

Stadtrundgang zu Hamburgs Kolonialgeschichte: vom Rathaus über den Hafenrand bis zum Bismarck-Denkmal am 24. April um 17.30 Uhr (und am 8. Mai). Keine andere Stadt in Deutschland hat von der europäischen Kolonialexpansion so stark profitiert wie Hamburg. 114 more words

Rhodes, revenge, rage; what use is literature?

I already knew about the Rhodes protests before I left Leeds. I had been sent an email by our South African colleague, telling us that the University of Cape Town was alive with student activists protesting at the slow pace of transformation twenty years after the fall of apartheid, and demanding the removal of the statue of colonialist Cecil Rhodes, who presides over the campus looking north to the rest of the continent. 1,504 more words

Helen Finch

The Forgotten Genocide

“Where was the first genocide of the 20th century?”

Germany, les Juifs?

Les juifs, en Allemagne?

“Non! Look here.”

The professor pulls up an article… 728 more words


Interview mit Israel Kaunatijke

Auf Deutschlandradio Kultur spricht Israel Kaunatijke über die Verbrechen an den Herero im damaligen “Deutsch-Südwestafrika”. Im Interview erzählt der Herero von seinen beiden deutschen Großvätern, seinen namibischen Großmüttern und seiner Kindheit in der Zeit der Apartheid. 97 more words

The Irony of Colonial Apologetics

As some formerly colonized countries in Sub-Saharan Africa still grapple with resource disputes and sectarian violence, it is hardly unusual to hear people wonder aloud whether 19th and 20th century colonialism was actually a solution, not a problem, for the non-Western world.  1,200 more words