Aawambo Kingdoms, History and Cultural Change: Perspectives from Northern Namibia, by Lovisa Nampala and Vilho Shigwedha
The authors of 'Aawambo Kingdoms, History and Cultural Change: Perspectives from Northern Namibia', Lovisa Nampala and Vilho Shigwedha, have been both students of the Unversity of Namibia with their master thesises beeing published in the Basel Namibia Studies Series.
The Basel Namibia Studies Series was launched in 1997 by P. Schlettwein Publishing (PSP). The series includes important new and previously unpublished academic studies which bear relevance to Namibian issues. Its aim is to make research results on Namibia accessible and known to a new generation of Namibian readers in particular and to the international research community in general. Academic studies on Namibian topics are notoriously inaccessible, whether they are initially undertaken inside or outside the country. Doctoral theses (and Masters theses, for that matter) often are not distributed at all. Most remain unpublished and only a few are reworked into articles. Yet academic research on Namibian topics has been very lively, during the past decade especially. Stimulated by the independence of Namibia in March 1990, and by the urgent need of the new government to redress the serious deficiency of reliable data, researchers have ‘discovered’ Namibia as a country in need of research skills and data. In Windhoek itself new research institutes were founded and a cadre of Namibian researchers is emerging. To lend its support to this new momentum, P. Schlettwein Publishing decided to launch the Basel Namibia Studies Series. The present volume, 'Aawambo Kingdoms, History and Cultural Change: Perspectives from Northern Namibia', is the last in this series. As with certain previous titles, it covers research on Namibia from within Namibia. Many scholars have helped develop the Basel Namibia Study Series. The publisher gratefully acknowledges their support and encouragement. It is our sincere wish that research from within Namibia will continue with vision and spirit, and we hope to have contributed thereto with this series.
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Title: Aawambo Kingdoms, History and Cultural Change
Subtitle: Perspectives from Northern Namibia
Authors: Lovisa Nampala; Vilho Shigwedha
Basel Namibia Studies Series, 8/9
Publisher: P. Schlettwein Publishing
Basel, Switzerland 2002
ISBN 3908193168 / ISBN 3-908193-16-8
Softcover, 17 x 24 cm, 274 pages, several bw-photos and tabellas, 1 map
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