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Mama Namibia

A genocide that proved to be the training grounds for the Holocaust.

Surviving on her own in the desert, 12-year-old Jahohora searches for her family while hiding from the German soldiers. It’s 1904, and Germany has claimed all of South West Africa. Since the Herero would rather fight than surrender their ancestral homes, Gen. von Trotha has declared that they all should be forced into the Omaheke to die. Wasting away in the desert, Jahohora is about to give up her desperate struggle for life when she finds hope in a simple act of kindness from a Jewish doctor serving in the German army.

Mama Namibia is based on the compelling, true story of an innocent Herero girl whose life portrays the suffering, perseverance, and resilience of the Herero and Nama people as they faced their most daunting test ”" a genocide that proved to be the training grounds for the Holocaust.
-- The late Kuaima Riruako
-- Paramount Chief of the Herero Traditional Authority:

Editorial Reviews

"A book that tells of the horrific Herero/Nama genocide ... This is a form of oral tradition finding its way to printed pages, more of which needs to take place."
--The Herald

“… moving and compelling, heart-wrenching and hopeful.”
--The Namibian

“… a beautiful tale of perseverance and survival, and really an easy and enjoyable read!”
--Radio Wave

“This is a book of the love of family, the desire to live, resilience and getting a helping hand along the way. A must-read not only for those who want to know more about the history of the Herero people, but for everyone who loves a good novel.”
--Namibian Sun

“… standout historical novel … fascinating and heartbreaking narrative … by turns joyous and tragic … Mama Namibia is a heartwarming but wrenching story. ...”
--BioWorld Perspectives

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