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Title:Indigenous knowledge of Namibia
Editor:Chinsembu, Kazhila C.
City of publisher:Windhoek
Publisher:University of Nambia Press
ISBN:9991642056; 9789991642055
Geographic term:Namibia
Subjects:indigenous knowledge
medicinal plants
edible plants
food preservation
Abstract:The 17 chapters of this collective volume examine the indigenous knowledge of medicinal plants for treating HIV/AIDS, malaria, cancer, and other microbial infections of humans and livestock; indigenous foods; coping and response strategies in dealing with human-wildlife conflicts, floods, gender, climate change and the management of natural resources. A new rationalisation of adolescent customary and initiation ceremonies is recommended in response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic; and a case study of the San people of Namibia speaks to the challenges of harmonising modern education with that of indigenous people. Titles: 1 Bioprospecting for 'green diamonds': medicinal plants used in the management of HIV/AIDS-related conditions (Kazhila C. Chinsembu); 2 Indigenous use of plants to treat malaria and associated syrnptoms (Iwanette du Preez, Sylvia Nafuka, Davis R. Mumbengegwi & Ronnie Böck); 3 Indigenous knowledge of medicinal plants used for the treatment of cancer (Florence Dushimemaria, Davis R. Mumbengegwi & Ronnie Böck); 4 The use of traditional medicinal plants as antimicrobial treatments (Davis R. Mumbengegwi, Iwanette du Preez, Florence Dushimemaria, Joyce Auala & Sylvia Nafuka); 5 Indigenous knowledge and antimicrobial properties of plants used in ethnoveterinary medicine (Kazhila C. Chinsembu); 6 School learners' knowledge and views of traditional medicinal plant use in two regions in Namibia (Choshi Darius Kasanda & Hileni Magano Kapenda); 7 Namibian leafy vegetables: from traditional to scientific knowledge, current status and applications (Lynatte F. Mushabati, Gladys K. Kahaka & Ahmad Cheikhyoussef); 8 Traditionally fermented milk products (Lusia Heita & Ahmad Cheikhyoussef); 9. 'Oshikundu': an indigenous fermented beverage (Werner Embashu, Ahmad Cheikhyoussef & Gladys Kahaka); 10 Harvesting and consumption of the giant African bullfrog, a delicacy in northern Namibia (Daniel O. Okeyo, Lineekela Kandjengo & Martha M. Kashea); 11 Indigenous knowledge used in the management of human-wildlife conflict along the borders of the Etosha National Park (Selma M. Lendelvo, Margaret N. Angula & John Kazgeba E. Mfune); 12 Understanding indigenous coping strategies of the Basubiya on the flooded plains of the Zambezi River (Nchindo Richardson Mbukusa); 13 Indigenous knowledge and climate change in rural Namibia: a gendered approach (Nguza Siyambango, Alex T. Kanyimba & Pempelani Mufune);14 Reclaiming indigenous knowledge in Namibia's post-colonial curriculum: the case of the Mafwe people (John Makala Lilemba & Yonah Hisbon Matemba); 15 Developmental issues facing the San people of Namibia: road to de-marginalization in formal education (Anthony Brown & Cynthy K. Haihambo); 16 Messages given to adolescents and young adults during initiation ceremonies and their relation to HIV/AIDS (Cynthy K. Haihambo); 17 To integrate or not: exploring the prospects and challenges of integrating indigenous knowledge at the University of Namibia (Grace M. Mukumbo Chinsembu & Miriam Hamunyela). [ASC Leiden abstract]