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Bush Of Ghosts: Life And War In Namibia 1986-90 (John Liebenberg & Patricia Hayes)

Unique images by veteran photographer Liebenberg are included, taken in stealth where cameras were outlawed, and because he managed to get to both sides of the conflict. The book traces the marks left by war on individuals on both sides, as much as on the region that was the theatre of operations on its landscape, its cultural and its political life.

It follows the conflict through to the aftermath: the arrival of the United Nations transitional authority and the advent of democracy in Namibia, showing many of the fault lines exposed in the process. The photographs, mostly in black and white, in large format, speak eloquently for themselves, with captions reduced to the minimum. No blame is apportioned in this, southwestern Africa's Vietnam. With historically contextualizing introduction by historian Hayes.

Softcover, 272 pages. Published 2011.

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A view of our history

Very interesting to see things that were acually happening during the Bush War and not through a filter either. Even the snippets of what it was like to be a local or to see the real sights of the times. It truly was a different world that people who were not there will never understand fully.
This collection of photos allows the reader to travel back in time and see moments of history for the first time.

Book content is based on

Book content is based on how it realy was on the border and Angola! Excellent reading material!


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