Namibia Old and New

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Namibia Old and New

By Gerhard Tötemeyer
St. Martin's, 1979
258 pp. $19.95

This study, by a Namibian political scientist on the staff of South Africa's Stellenbosch University, details Pretoria's unavailing efforts to foster the political ascendancy of conservative traditional rulers over Namibia's Ovamboland, and to establish the area as a "self-governing" independent territory. From this account it would appear that Namibian resentment of government authority, as applied through ineffective surrogates, extends significantly beyond those with close allegiance to the Ovambo-led SWAPO liberation group.

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