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Namibia, April-May 2018

Namibia is a relatively new country, gaining full independence from South Africa only in 1990. The name is derived from a Nama word “Namib” (“vast place”). 316 more words



Etosha means “Great White Place of Dry Water”. We were sitting waiting for dinner and looking out at the green plains of Etosha. Our first morning we had driven through the Park and it was lush and green. 2,042 more words


Muacaa Riruaco, the Mumuila

It is in the culture where we can feel the energy around and about countries, regions, places. This is Muacaa Riruaco a lovely and amazingly brave Mumuila representative from a true south Angola minority, which had to come to Luanda requesting governmental awareness to her people’s health and water supplies. 6 more words


The Truth shall set us free.

My dear compatriots, it is great that Germany is paying for the genocide that happened 114 years ago but the propaganda should stop! We all want a united house, Harambee and stand strong because a divided house will fall. 1,076 more words


Totemism and Exogamy, pt. 3/3: Mundas, Khonds, and Herero

Welcome to our final installment of James Frazer’s Totemism and Exogamy, published in 1910. Here are some hopefully interesting excerpts (as usual, quotes are in “” instead of blocks): 1,605 more words

Anthropology Friday

Mondesa Township

Swakopmund is a wealthy town about 30 miles from Walvis Bay, Namibia, surrounded with operating uranium mines, fishing and tourism.  It is a beach resort and an example of German colonial architecture. 489 more words


5 Reasons why February is the Best month of the Year

Whoop whoop! The month of February is upon us! Without a doubt this month proves special from the rest, apart from the tons of love being supposedly shared in this month (cue the surprise engagements and Valentine’s Day) there’s also quite a few awesome things to consider about this month.

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