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By Ellen Ndeshi Namhila

In 1963 Mukwahepo left her domestic in Namibia and her fiance around the border into Angola. They survived starvation and battle and finally made their method to Tanzania. There, Mukwahepo grew to become the 1st girl to endure army education with SWAPO. For 9 years she was once the one girl in SWAPO's Kongwa camp. She used to be then thrust right into a extra conventional women's function - taking good care of young children within the SWAPO camps in Zambia and Angola. At Independence, Mukwahepo lower back to Namibia with 5 little ones. one after the other their mom and dad got here to reclaim them, until eventually she used to be left on my own. Already in her fifties, and with little schooling, Mukwahepo couldn't get employment. She survived on handouts until eventually the govt. brought a pension and different merits for veterans. via a chain of interviews, Ellen Ndeshi Namhila recorded and translated Mukwahepo's outstanding tale. This publication preserves the oral background of not just the 'dominant male voice' one of the colonised humans of Namibia, yet brings to mild the hidden voice, the untold and forgotten tale of a standard lady and the exceptional function she performed throughout the fight. - See extra at:

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