We need to interrogate the North-South dichotomy in African Studies publishing

Relations between Namibia and its former coloniser, Germany, are impacted by ongoing negotiations about reparations for a brutal and violent past. The 1904-8 genocide that decimated large parts of the indigenous population continues to cast a shadow in the present. One overlooked aspect is the Namibian book market, where German-Namibian publishing houses perpetuate a whitewashed version of history, writes PhD candidate Tycho van der Hoog.

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Tycho van der Hoog

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Tycho van der Hoog is a PhD candidate at the ASCL working on the project Blood, Bullets, and Bronze: The Relations Between North Korean and Southern Africa, 1960-2020'.
(Photo: Simone Both).