When yesterday collides with today

When yesterday collides with today

Historical fiction comes in many shapes and sizes. Like science fiction and fantasy, it can simply provide a backdrop to familiar themes such as girl-meets-boy, road trip, coming of age, man or woman against the odds, or a clash of cultures. It also can open the door...
Is a wrong less wrong if it happened years ago?

Is a wrong less wrong if it happened years ago?

When it comes to remembering a past #genocide, solving “cold cases” or unearthing what’s been buried by history, people generally take one of two stances. One group wants answers, regardless of what they reveal. The other sees no need to disturb the sleeping dogs of...
A tribute at the Waterberg

A tribute at the Waterberg

The Waterberg. A beautiful, rugged table mountain rising up out of a plateau that shares its name. Today, it is home to a national park in Namibia, private game reserves and guest farms. But for the Herero, the Waterberg will be forever linked to that fateful August...
Longing for a stolen land

Longing for a stolen land

  Like customs and language, land binds a people together, creating a sense of home, of belonging, of rootedness. In traditional societies, it is the place where the ancestors walked and where future generations will take their first steps. When the land is lost,...