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A man called Hope: the legacy of Namibia's Andimba Toivo ya Toivo

Namibia has seen an unprecedented outpouring of grief following the death of liberation struggle hero Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo on 9 June 2017. Toivo was part of a generation that bore Southern Africa’s long struggles against apartheid and colonialism. The article gives a brief biography of this inspiring man …

Namibia, Solidarity and Germany

In the first installment of the interview Reinhart Kößler speaks about the history of solidarity activism with the liberation struggles of Southern Africa in the former West Germany. He draws partly on his personal experience as an activist. In the second installment, Heike Becker and Reinhart Kößler discuss issues of …

Un/making Difference through Performance and Mediation in Contemporary Africa

Special Issue of Journal of African Cultural Studies
Edited by Heike Becker & Dorothea Schulz

This volume starts from the observation of a massive revival of cultural and religious identities across the African continent, stretching from post-apartheid South Africa to Islamist groups in parts of West Africa. Africa appears to be …

Auschwitz to Rwanda: the link between science, colonialism and genocide

Significant links connect racial science in colonial southern Africa with the holocaust of the European Jews. Colonial racial science also contributed to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

Read my article at The Conversation.

The article has been republished by THE HUFFINGTONPOST (30 January 2017), the Mail & Guardian (1 February 2017 …