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Mama Namibia: Based on True Events

by Mari Serebrov

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The Herero people of South West Africa have a rich cultural heritage and traditions, many involving the cattle that has insured their survival. When Germany decides that it wishes to colonize the area, the Herero people are killed. Those that remained are forced into the desert to die or sent to starve in concentration camps. Jahohora is 12 when she is forced into the desert alone.

This was an absolutely fascinating book. I knew nothing about the Herero people or the genocide perpetrated against them. Jahohora was the perfect narrator to this horror. Her survival was miraculous. Overall, highly recommended. A must read. ( )
  JanaRose1 | May 19, 2017 |
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This is an interesting look at life under German colonization in Africa during the early twentieth century. Although the book is fiction, it's based on the horrible treatment people were subjected to under the colonial system. The story will
Make readers cringe, but hopefully learn from the past.
  Jkoch33 | Apr 27, 2017 |
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Mother Namibia is about the shocking story of one young girl in Southwest Africa. Her tribe and family are pushed out of their land by German soldiers, and it gets worse from there. I had no idea the Africans were put into concentration camps. The story also has the point of view from a Jewish doctor who is saddened by what the Germans are doing. This is before World War II, and is a very interesting read! ( )
  lesindy | Apr 5, 2017 |
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Kindle Unlimited but got it through LibraryThing in one of those early and we hope you review it type things. Between American Holocaust:: The Nietzsche Plague and Mama Namibia: Based on True Events my natural inclination to be Nietzsche-like-German depressed would have hit an all time high in 'low' but suppose there is always hope, if you look for it hard enough. The good is that people keep overcoming these type 'things'; the bad is they keep happening. ( )
  Key_Largo | Apr 1, 2017 |
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I received a copy of Mama Namibia: Based on true Events by Mari Serebrov, compliments of LibraryThings's Member Giveaway and appreciated the opportunity

story of the war in South West Africa and Herero genocide in the early 20th century is told from the points of view of a Herero girl and a German military doctor. Not an easy book to read but an important part of Namibian history.

12-year-old Jahohora searches for her family while hiding from the German soldiers as she is forced into the desert. After loosing her entire family she must hold to her strength and beliefs to survive the brutality all around her, just when she begins to loose faith, she meets a Jewish Doctor working for the Germans.

This is a historical fiction story that I think everyone should read.

#MamaNamibia #MariSerebrov #KamelPress @LibraryThing @Goodreads ( )
  Carolibrarian | Apr 1, 2017 |
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