Journal of Namibian Studies
History Politics Culture

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Andreas Eckl, Essen
Wolfram Hartmann, Windhoek

Bruno Arich-Gerz, Cologne
Christo Botha, Windhoek
Medardus Brehl, Bochum 

Tilman Dedering, Pretoria
Ute Dieckmann, Windhoek 

Gregor Dobler, Freiburg
John Friedman, Middelburg
Wendi Haugh, Canton, NY
Matthias Häußler, Siegen

Dag Henrichsen, Basel
Suzan Ilcan, Waterloo
Brian Mokopakgosi, Gaborone

André du Pisani, Windhoek
Wolfgang Werner, Windhoek 

Chris Saunders, Cape Town
Jake Short, Athens, USA
Steven Van Wolputte, Leuven

Eoin Ryan
Carol Kotze
Jennifer Perry

Otjivanda.Presse Essen
Dammannstr. 64
45138 Essen, Germany

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JNS 1 / 2007

Andreas Eckl : Reports from ‘beyond the line’: The accumulation of knowledge of Kavango and its peoples by the German colonial administration 1891 – 1911
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Wolfram Hartmann : Urges in the colony. Men and women in colonial Windhoek, 1890 – 1905
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Werner Hillebrecht : ‘Certain uncertainties’ or Venturing progressively into colonial apologetics?
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André du Pisani : Memory politics in Where Others Wavered The Autobiography of Sam Nujoma. My Life in SWAPO and my participation in the liberation struggle of Namibia
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Jakob Zollmann : Polemics and other arguments – a German debate reviewed
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JNS 2 / 2007

Christo Botha : Internal colonisation and an oppressed minority? The dynamics of relations between Germans and Afrikaners against the background of constructing a colonial state in Namibia, 1884-1990
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Wolfram Hartmann : Making South West Africa German? Attempting imperial, juridical, colonial, conjugal and moral order
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Pedro Lusakalalu : Media, education and the count of Namibian languages
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Bruno E.J.S. Werz : A suggested blueprint for the development of maritime archaeological research in Namibia
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Reviews:
Leo Barnard, (ed.), Grens­oorlog/Border War 1966-1989, Special edition of Journal for Contemporary History, volume 31, number 3, December 2006, University of Free State (Christo Botha)
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Adi Inskeep, Heinrich Vedder’s “The Bergdama”. An annotated translation of the German original with additional ethnographic material, Volumes I and II, Köln, Köppe, 2003 (George T. Nurse)
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Karl-Johan Lindholm, Wells of Experience: a Pastoral Land-use History of Omaheke, Namibia , Uppsala Uni­versity, Studies in Global Archaeology 9, 2006 (Andrew B. Smith)
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JNS 3 / 2008

Gregor Dobler : Boundary drawing and the notion of territoriality in pre-colonial and early colonial Ovamboland
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Andreas Eckl : The Herero genocide of 1904: Source-critical and methodological considerations
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Dag Henrichsen : ‘Damara’ labour recruitment to the Cape Colony and marginalisation and hegemony in late 19th century central Namibia
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Chris Saunders : Some roots of anti-colonial historical writing about Namibia
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Ute Dieckmann, Hai||om in the Etosha Region: A History of Colonial Settlement, Ethnicity and Nature Conservation, Basel, Basler Afrika Bibliographien, 2007 (Nigel Crawhall)
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Henning Melber, (ed.), Genozid und Gedenken. Namibisch-deutsche Geschichte und Gegenwart, Frankfurt, Brandes & Apsel, 2005 (Felix Axster)
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JNS 4 / 2008

Isabel V. Hull : The military campaign in German Southwest Africa, 1904 – 1907 and the genocide of the Herero and Nama
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Birthe Kundrus : Continuities, parallels, receptions.
Reflections on the ‘colonization’ of National Socialism
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Christo Botha : South Africa’s total strategy in the era of Cold War, liberation struggles and the uneven transition to democracy. Review article
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Bruno E.J.S. Werz : Not lost without a trace. The DEIC ship Vlissingen, assumed to have foundered near Meob Bay in 1747
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JNS 5 / 2009

Gary Baines : SADF soldiers’ stories. Review article
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Gertrud Boden : The Khwe and West Caprivi before Namibian independence: Matters of land, labour, power and alliance
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Stefan Hermes : Looking back critically: Representations of the ‘Herero War’ in novels of the GDR (Ferdinand May, Dietmar Beetz)
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Nico Horn : The process of human rights protection in Namibia
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Reviews:
Giorgio Miescher, Lorena Rizzo, Jeremy Silvester, (eds), Posters in Action. Visuality in the Making of an African Nation, Basel, Basler Afrika Bibliographien, 2009 (Bruno Arich-Gerz)
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Jürgen Zimmerer & Joachim Zeller , (eds.), Genocide in German South-West Africa. The Colonial War of 1904-1908 and its Aftermath, trans­lated and introduced by E. J. Neather, Monmouth, Press, 2008 (Marco Hedler)
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Wulf Otte, Weiß und Schwarz – Black and White: Photos aus Deutsch-Südwestafrika / from Namibia, 1896-1901, Wendeburg, Krebs, 2007 (Jake Short)
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JNS 6 / 2009

Gary Baines : Conflicting memories, competing narratives and complicating histories: Revisiting the Cassinga controversy
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Martina Gockel-Frank : Contraceptive use among women in Namibia. A case study of Khorixas, Kunene South
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Ulrike Lindner : Contested concepts of ‘white’/‘native’ and mixed marriages in German South-West Africa and the Cape Colony 1900-1914: A histoire croisée
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Bruno E.J.S. Werz : The Oranjemund shipwreck, Namibia. The excavation of sub-Saharan Africa’s oldest discovered wreck
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Reviews:
Stefan Hermes, “Fahrten nach Südwest”. Die Kolonialkriege gegen die Herero und Nama in der deutschen Literatur (1904-2004), Würzburg, Königs­hausen & Neumann, 2009 (Bruno Arich-Gerz)
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Gary Baines and Peter Vale, (eds.), Beyond the Border War. New Perspectives on Southern Africa’s Late Cold War Conflicts, Pretoria, Unisa Press, 2008 (Christo Botha)
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Henning Melber, (ed.), Transitions in Namibia: Which Changes for Whom? Stockholm, Nordiska Afrika­institutet, 2007 (Elke Zuern)
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JNS 7 / 2010

Bruno Arich-Gerz : Postcolonial English language prose from and about Namibia. A survey of novels from 1993 to the present
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Eduard Gargallo : Serving production, welfare or neither? An analysis of the group resettlement projects in the Namibian land reform
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Martin Zimmermann : The coexistence of traditional and large-scale water supply systems in central northern Namibia
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Jakob Zollmann : Slavery and the colonial state in German South West Africa 1880s to 1918
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Reviews:
Casper W. Erichsen, “What the Elders Used to Say”: Namibian Perspectives on the Last Decade of German Colonial Rule, Windhoek, John Meinert Printing, 2008 (Gary Marquardt)
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Kirsten Zirkel, Vom Militaristen zum Pazifisten. General Berthold von Deimling – eine politische Biographie, Essen, Klartext Verlag, 2008 (Eckard Michels)
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Frank Oliver Sobich, “Schwarze Bestien, rote Gefahr”: Rassismus und Antisozialismus im deutschen Kaiserreich, Frankfurt/Main, Campus, 2006 (Jake Short)
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André du Pisani, Reinhart Kössler and William A. Lindeke, (eds.), The Long Aftermath of War – Reconciliation and Transition in Namibia, Freiburg, Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut, 2010 (Christian Williams)
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André Tiebel, Die Entstehung der Schutztruppengesetze für die deutschen Schutzgebiete Deutsch-Ostafrika, Deutsch-Südwestafrika und Kamerun (1884-1898), Frankfurt/Main, Lang, 2008 (Jakob Zollmann)
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JNS 8 / 2010

Wilfrid Haacke : The hunt for the Damara IHaihab in 1903: Contemporary oral testimony
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Julia Pauli : The female side of male patronage: Gender perspectives on elite formation processes in Northwest Namibia
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Michael Pröpper : Muted mutji. On secularized self-censorship, virtual environmentalism and spiritual ecologies in Kavango, Namibia
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Chris Saunders : ‘A lonely and brave voice from Namibia’: Goldblatt and ‘bridge-building’
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Reviews:
Larissa Förster, Postkoloniale Erinnerungslandschaften. Wie Deutsche und Herero in Namibia des Kriegs von 1904 gedenken, Frankfurt Campus, 2010 (Bruno Arich-Gerz)
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Steffen Eicker, Der Deutsch-Herero-Krieg und das Völkerrecht. Die völkerrechtliche Haftung der Bundes­republik Deutschland für das Vorgehen des Deutschen Reiches gegen die Herero in Deutsch-Südwestafrika im Jahre 1904 und ihre Durchsetzung vor einem nationalen Gericht, Frankfurt am Main, Lang, 2009 (Jakob Zollmann)
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Gustine Hunter, Die Politik der Errinnerung und des Vergessens in Namibia (The Politics of Memory and Forgetting in Namibia), Frankfurt am Main, Lang, 2008 (Elke Zuern)
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JNS 9 / 2011

Evelyn Annuß : Visual afterlives of colonialism
Images of Namibia on contemporary German television
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David Bargueño : Humanitarianism in the age of empire
Deutsch-Südwestafrika & L’Ètat Indépendant du Congo
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Isabel Voigt and Kathrin Fritsch : Transcultural aspects of exploring and mapping South West Africa between 1850 and 1914
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Volker Winterfeldt and Helen Vale : Encodings of society in Namibian literature
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Reviews:
Nicol Stassen, Afrikaners in Angola, 1928 – 1975, Pretoria, Protea Publishing House, 2009 (Christo Botha)
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Maria Mboono Nghidinwa, Women Journalists in Namibia's Libera­tion Struggle 1985 – 1990, Basel, Basler Afrika Bibliographien, 2008 (Tobias Döpker)
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Jakob Zollmann, Koloniale Herrschaft und ihre Grenzen. Die Kolonialpolizei in Deutsch-Südwest­afrika, 1894 – 1915, Kritische Studien zur Geschichtswissenschaft, vol. 191, Göttingen, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2010 (Andreas Eckl)
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Sven Schepp, Unter dem Kreuz des Südens. Auf Spuren der Kaiserlichen Landespolizei von Deutsch-Südwest­afrika , Schriftenreihe der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Polizeigeschichte, vol. 8, Frankfurt am Main, Verlag für Polizeiwissenschaft, 2009 (Andreas Eckl)    
 
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JNS 10 / 2011

Gertrud Boden : Becoming invisible – changing land use practices and identity strategies of the !Xoon in Namibia between the 1920s and 1970s
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Thomas Christiansen : Assessing Namibia’s performance two decades after Independence. Part 1: Initial position, external support, regional comparison
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Matthias Häußler : From destruction to extermination:
Genocidal escalation in Germany’s war against the Herero, 1904
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Manfred Loimeier : Between two pasts and two presents: The novels of the Namibian writer Giselher W. Hoffmann
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Reviews:
Reinhart Kößler, In Search of Survival and Dignity: Two Traditional Communities in Southern Namibia Under South African Rule, Frankfurt, IKO, 2006 (Godwin Kornes)
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Robbie Aitken, Exclusion and Inclusion: Gradations of Whiteness and Socio-Economic Engineering in German Southwest Africa, 1884-1914, Bern, Lang, 2007 (Sara Pugach)
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JNS 11 / 2012

Lukas Breitwieser : “We are going to put South West Africa on the map this time.” The homogenisation and differentiation of Namibian tourist spaces
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Thomas Christiansen : Assessing Namibia’s performance two decades after Independence. Part 2: Sectoral analysis
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Kim Stefan Groop : The church, the state and the issue of national reconciliation in Namibia
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Jonas Kreienbaum : Guerrilla wars and colonial concentration camps. The exceptional case of German South West Africa (1904–1908)
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Review:
Hans-Volker Gretschel, Von Kampwitwen und -waisen: Berichte aus den Internierungsjahren in Südwestafrika 1939-1946, Göttingen, Windhoek, Hess Verlag, 2009 (Paul Schambacher)
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JNS 12 / 2012

Medardus Brehl : Medardus Brehl
Figures of disintegration. ‘Half-castes’ and ‘frontiersmen’ in German colonial literature on South West Africa
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Tilman Dedering : Compounds, camps, colonialisms
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Daniel Lange : The GDR’s UNTAG involvement 1989/90: A short and unique chapter in German-Namibian history
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Chris Low : KhoeSan shamanistic relationships with snakes and rain
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Julie J. Taylor, Naming the Land. San Identity and Community Conservation in Namibia's West Caprivi. Basel, Basler Afrika Bibliographien, 2012 (Gertrud Boden)
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Dag Henrichsen, Herrschaft und Alltag im vorkolonialen Zentralnamibia: Das Herero- und Damaraland im 19. Jahrhundert, Basel, Basler Afrika Bibliographien, Windhoek, Namibia Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft, 2011 (Felix Schürmann)
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Marion Wallace with John Kinahan, A History of Namibia: From the Beginning to 1990, New York, Columbia University Press, 2011 (Gary Marquardt)
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