ISBN 9789991642093
Pages 402
Dimensions 244 x 170 mm
Illustrations Colour Photographs
Published 2015
Publisher University of Namibia Press, Namibia
Format Paperback

Namibia and Germany: Negotiating the Past

by Reinhard Kossler

100 years since the end of German colonial rule in Namibia, the relationship between the former colonial power and the Namibian communities who were affected by its brutal colonial policies remains problematic, and interpretations of the past are still contested. This book examines the ongoing debates, conflicts and confrontations over the past. It scrutinises the consequences of German colonial rule, its impact on the descendants of victims of the 1904–08 genocide, Germany’s historical responsibility, and ways in which post-colonial reconciliation might be achieved.

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About the Author

Reinhard Kossler

Reinhard Kossler is currently Director of the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute and Professor in the Politics Department of the University of Freiburg, Germany. His research includes social and development theory, political sociology and memory politics.

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