(Post)colonial Presents and International Humanitarian Futures: Remembering the Age of the Colonial Camps

  • Hasian MaroufJr.
Part of the Rhetoric, Politics and Society series book series (RPS)


In 2004 the German minister of economic cooperation and development, Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, a member of the Social Democratic Party, visited Namibia and attended a Herero ceremony at Okakarara that commemorated the beginning of the colonial war that led to what the Hereros call Otjitiro Otjindjandja (a period of time when “many people died in one place”).3 As she invoked parts of the Lord’s Prayer, she argued that “without a conscious process of remembering, without sorrow, without apology, there can be no reconciliation.”4


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  • Hasian MaroufJr.
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  1. 1.Department of CommunicationsUniversity of UtahUSA

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