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Title:Re-viewing resistance in Namibian history
Editor:Silvester, JeremyISNI
City of publisher:Windhoek
Publisher:University of Namibia Press
ISBN:9991642277; 9789991642277
Geographic term:Namibia
colonial history
national liberation struggles
Abstract:This volume brings together the work of experienced academics and a new wave of young Namibian historians who are working on a range of public history and heritage projects, from late nineteenth century resistance to the use of songs, from the role of gender in SWAPO's camps to memorialization, and from international solidarity to aspects of the history of Kavango and Caprivi. It aims to present divergent and varying perspectives on the past, and to include ''forgotten'' subaltern voices. By doing so, the volume provides a reinterpretation of the past that reflects the tensions and competing identities that pervaded 'the struggle'; and deals with ''heritage that hurts.'' Contributions: Transforming the traumatic life experiences of women in post-apartheid Namibian historical narratives; Hendrik Witbooi and Samuel Maharero: the ambiguity of heroes; The Vagciriku-Lishora massacre of 1894 revisited; Revolutionary songs as a response to colonialism in Namibia; Of storying and storing: 'reading' Lichtenecker's voice recordings; Colonialism and the development of contract labour system in Kavango; Liberals and non-racism in Namibia's settler society? Advocate Israel Goldblatt's engagement with Namibian nationalists in the 1960s; The Caprivi African National Union (CANU) 1962-1964: forms of resistance; Brendan Kangongolo Simbwaye: a journey of 'internal' exile; The Kavango legislative council; The 1978 election in Namibia; Waking the dead: civilian casualties in the Namibian liberation struggle; Okongo: case study of the impact of the liberation struggle in the Ohangwena region; The liberation struggle inside Namibia 1966-1989: a regional perspective from the Kavango regions; The gendered politics of the SWAPO camps during the Namibian liberation struggle; Solidarity with liberation in Namibia: an analytical eyewitness account from a West German perspective; Finnish solidarity with the liberation struggle of Namibia: a documentation project; Colonial monuments in a post-colonial era: a case study of the Equestrian monument; Comment: colonial monuments - heritage or heresy?; Heritage education in the school curriculum: a critical reflection. [ASC Leiden abstract]