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Riassunto: Jan Kubas was an eyewitness of the events that took place following the defeat of Herero combatants in Namibia at the battle of Hamakari in 1904 and the German pursuit of the Herero community into the parched Omaheke and Kalahari Desert. When interviewed 13 years later he struggled to articulate his memories, complaining that "Words cannot be found to relate what happened; it was too terrible". Yet the words of Jan Kubas and 46 other eyewitnesses of events, which have been described as "war atrocities" (and even "genocide"), that took place during the German colonial period in Namibia were recorded and published in an official British "Blue Book" in 1918. These statements form a rare documentation of African voices describing the encounter of African communities with a colonial power. However, in 1926, only a few years after its publication, the "Blue Book" was withdrawn from the public domain and orders given for its destruction. The year 2004 will mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Namibian war against German rule. It is the intention of the authors that this annotated re-publication of the "Blue Book" will, in some measure, be a memorial to those that died.
L'autore: Jan-Bart Gewald, Ph.D. (1996) in History, University of Leiden, is a researcher at the African Studies Centre in Leiden. He has published extensively on African history including Herero Heroes: A Socio-Political History of the Herero of Southwestern Africa 1890 - 1920 (Oxford 1999). Jeremy Silvester, Ph.D. (1994) in History, teaches in the history department of the University of Namibia. He has a particular interest in public history, and has written and published widely on Namibia history.
Titolo: Words Cannot Be Found: German Colonial Rule ...
Casa editrice: Brill Academic Pub
Data di pubblicazione: 2003
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro BRILL, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: NEW. 9789004129818 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Codice libro della libreria HTANDREE0124005
Descrizione libro Brill Academic Pub, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. annotated edition. 312 pages. 9.25x6.50x1.25 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk9004129812
Descrizione libro see description. Condizione libro: New. This item might Printed on Demand, please check. ISBN: 9789004129818. Publisher : BRILL. Author : Jeremy Silvester. Publication date: 28-May-2003. Binding: Hardback. Number of pages: 408. Codice libro della libreria HGB-10725
Descrizione libro Brill Academic Publishers, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. annotated edition. Codice libro della libreria DADAX9004129812
Descrizione libro Brill Academic Pub, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 9004129812
Descrizione libro Brill, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P119004129812
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