An overview of what working in a free day hospital in a township outside of Cape Town is really like. Feel free to read and comment!
Want to read all about South African penises? Because I spent all day in the surgery theater of a hospital clinic where I work getting up close and personal with lots of people’s genitalia!
Did you know the Germans committed a genocide before the Holocaust?
You didn’t?! Well you should probably read about it because it’s pretty horrifying. And no one knows/cares about it because it was in Africa. But they had the whole eugenics-fueled mad scientist and concentration/death camps down pat the only thing they upgraded was the zyklon b.
Yeah, I’m that angry about it.
Also, here’s some history of Namibia.
ps. I know in the blog post I only sourced Wikipedia because I was just doing it quickly in case people had no idea what I was referencing. If you want to read further on it you can try here:http://ppu.org.uk/genocide/g_namibia1.html
And here’s a BBC article about the German “apology” in 2004: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3565938.stm
Lastly, this site has some telling photos and history: http://www.ezakwantu.com/Gallery%20Herero%20and%20Namaqua%20Genocide.htm
Interested in learning a bit about the languages of Southern Africa? Let’s all be polyglots! Good luck with the clicks though…
A brief discussion of the diversity and complexity of African languages. Bantu, Khoisan and West Germanic, focusing on South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Some language lessons in Xhosa and Shona as well if you’re feeling adventurous! As always, feel free to comment with your opinion or any questions! Ke a leboga!