Title: Namibia under South African Rule
Subtitle: Mobility & Containmnet 1915-46
Authors: Patricia Hayes; Jeremy Sivester; Marion Wallace; Wolfram Hartmann
Publisher: Out of Africa Publishers; Ohio University Press;
Windhoek, Namibia 1998
ISBN 9991620990 / ISBN 99916-2-099-0
ISBN 0852557477 / ISBN 0-85255-747-7
ISBN 0821412450 / ISBN 0-8214-1245-0
Original Softcover, 15x23 cm, 330 pages, some bw-photos
Good. Cover with few traces of usage, inside clean.
Has become rare.
The peoples of Namibia have been on the move throughout history. The South Africans took over from the Germans in 1915 in trying to fit them into a colonial landscape. This book is about the clashes and stresses which resulted from the determined efforts at containment during the first three decades of South African colonial rule. Namibian history is notoriously under-researched. Much important work has been done in recent years in doctoral and other theses but very little of this has been published. The first three decades of South African rule have been especially neglected. The book is then much to be welcomed. In particular it explores many new themes in twentieth-century Namibian history. The introduction is the most important part of the volume; it comments most interestingly on a number of key themes. The book as a whole carries Namibian history into new areas of sophistication. It is undoubtedly a major contribution to Namibian historiography.
List of Maps, Photographs, Tables & Appendices
Notes on contributors
'Trees Never Meet':
Mobility & Containment: An Overview 1915-1946
Construction of People
Construction of the State
Vagrancy, Law & 'Shadow Knowledge'
Internal Pacification 1915-1939
'A Person is Never Angry for Nothing'
Women, VD & Windhoek
Beasts, Boundaries & Buildings
The Survival & Creation of
Pastoral Economies in Southern Namibia 1915-1935
The 'Famine of the Dams'
Gender, Labour & Politics in Colonial Ovamboland
'We have been Captives Long Enough. We Want to be Free'
Land, Uniforms & Politics in the History of Herero
in the Interwar Period
Power & Trade
In Precolonial & Early Colonial Northern Kaokoland
'We Live in a Manga'
Constraint, Resistance & Transformation on a Native Reserve
Beyond the Police Zone
Migration in Ovamboland
The Oshigambo & Elim Parishes
Generational Struggles & Social Mobility
In Western Ovambo Communities
Iipumbu ya Tshilongo & the Ambiguities of Resistance in Ovambo
The Moveable Frontier
The Namibia-Angola Boundary Demarcation