Exploring Economic Reintegration in Namibia. Individual Trajectories of PLAN Ex-Fighters and SWAPO Exiles, 1989–2018
- Foreword by Henning Melber
- Language: English
- Vol. 24, 2022
- ISBN 978-3-906927-33-6
- eISBN 978-3-906927-34-3
- ISSN 2234-9561
- eISSN 2297-458X
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Exploring Economic Reintegration in Namibia: Individual Trajectories of PLAN Ex-Fighters and SWAPO Exiles, 1989–2018 draws from life histories to present constraints and possibilities that have shaped former SWAPO exiles’ economic reintegration in post-colonial Namibia from 1989 through 2018. The book advances three arguments, each of which pushes beyond existing scholarship on Namibia and/or economic reintegration broadly. Collectively, these arguments challenge dominant narratives that have generalized former SWAPO exiles’ economic reintegration experiences, highlighting that there is no single narrative that can describe their unique life stories of reintegration in the post-colony.
Tichaona Mazarire obtained his PhD in Africa Studies (trans-disciplinary doctorate degree) from the University of the Free State (2020). He is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the School of Government Studies at North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa. His research interests include African politics, public policy and socio-economic inequalities. This book is based on his doctoral thesis.
Foreword by Henning Melber
2 Deciphering How ‘Patriotic’ History Shaped Reintegration Discourse, Policy/Programmes and Processes in Namibia: Winners and Losers
3 Re-examining UNTAG’s Humanitarian Role in Namibia’s Transition: Life Stories of Former SWAPO Exiles During and After Repatriation
4 SWAPO’s Human Capital Investment in Exile: How Class Distinctions in Postcolonial Namibia Were Unwittingly Carved Out in Exile
5 Exploring Limitations of DDR Through ‘Self-Reintegration’– Life Histories of PLAN Ex-Fighters and SWAPO Exiles Who Defied the Odds