Where Fire Speaks: A Visit with the Himba
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Where Fire Speaks: A Visit with the Himba

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On the wild river that divides Namibia from Angola, members of the Himba tribe herd cattle as they have done for hundreds of years.

But the world of the Himba sits in the shadow of third-world development and the inevitability of change that threatens their way of life; now, they are more likely to attend evangelical church services, congregate around the liquor trader's tr...more
ebook, 168 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Arsenal Pulp Press
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This engaging, well-written, and entertaining story depicts one woman's encounter with the Himba, as she researches the effects a proposed dam construction might have on their culture.

In addition to issues relating to the dam, though, the author gets the Himba's perspective (both older generation and new) on topics such as money, family, health, education, and sex.

There are plenty of books out there that highlight the good and bad effects of "modernization" of traditional cultures, but I liked t...more
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