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Black forest cake in Namibia

A group of bare-breasted native Himba women is disembarking a taxi to sell crafts at the park beneath the red and white lighthouse. While the owner of the nearby café starts chatting in German with a patron, a Herero woman in a...

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One woman – 24 characters

Never is a good time to do a one-woman show – that’s what actor Katherine McCallum used to think.But when Donald Trump was elected president in the U.S. last year, McCallum, who was looking for a new show to mount at The Courts...

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Learning About Ubuntu in Namibia

My African friends think that Yukoners are cannibals. When I told them the story about the Sourtoe Cocktail I expected the usual reaction: laughter and amusement.But instead I got wide-open eyes and mouths asking me: “You did...

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Petting Cheetahs in Namibia

The cheetah appeared suddently, and instantly I was overcome with fear. I saw it walking slowly on the porch of the farm house. I froze and my heart was racing.“It must have come in from the wild,” I thought, “and now it will...

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Newspaper-Making in Namibia

Murder, betrayal or New Year celebrations – these are the topics on the list. It is December 30 and we have to decide which story will be on the cover of tomorrow’s newspaper. Unfortunately, there will be blood leaking...

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