Namibia

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Namibia is bordered by Angola, and Zambia to the North, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. Its western border is the Atlantic Ocean. Namibia gained independence from South Africa in 1990 following the Namibian War of Independence. Windhoek is the capital of Namibia. With the Berlin Conference of 1884, Namibia became an Imperial Protectorate and remained a German colony. At the end of the First World War, Namibia was put under South Africa by the League of Nations, today's UN.  It fell under the apartheid policy from 1948. Namibia has a population of 2.1 million people. Coming after Mongolia, Namibia is the second least sparsely populated country in the world. The number of individual languages listed for Namibia is 28. Of those, all are living languages.

There is a beautiful story about writer Hans Daniel Namuhuja in a Namibian online newspaper, New Era Nambia. Namuhuja wrote in Onshindonga amd Oshiwambo as far back as 1959. Maktabaa notes that  in studies of literature in Afrika, the first novels that are recognised are the ones written in western languages. Namuhuja's books are described as inspiring, provocative and hilarious. Read it here  http://www.newera.com.na/article.php?articleid=38093&title=Hans%20Daniël%20Namuhuja:%20...The%20Namibian%20literary%20giant%20of%20%20Oshindonga%20(1924

 

 

5 newly added works in Namibia