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Author Eckenbrecher, Margarethe von, 1875-1955, author.

Uniform Title Was Afrika mir gab und nahm. English
Title Africa: What it gave me, what it took from me : remembrances from my life as a German pioneer woman in South West Africa / Margarethe von Eckenbrecher ; translated, edited and introduced by David P. Crandall, Hans-Wilhelm Kelling and Paul Kerry.

Publication Info. Bethlehem : Lehigh University Press, [2015]
2015

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Description 1 online resource (399 pages)
text rdacontent
computer rdamedia
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Biographical entries -- A reader's introduction -- Book I -- [1] Leaving home -- The first ten days -- Las Palmas -- Monrovia -- Nifu -- Mossamdes -- Port Alexander -- Swakopmund -- The journey to Karibib -- Karibib -- By oxcart from Karibib to Okombahe -- [2] Okombahe -- Something about the natives of the colony -- The activities of the missionaries in the protectorate -- Our first abode -- Worries of a housewife -- Building our home -- Future plans and disappointments -- Cattle raising -- Gui-Gams -- Cultivating a garden -- Experiences and observations -- Spitzkoppies -- [3] Insurrection -- Foreboding weather -- The insurrection begins -- A dangerous ride -- In the fortress -- Under the protection of the Franke Company -- In the barracks at Omaruru -- My return to Germany -- Book II -- A note to my readers -- [1] The new South West -- My return to South West Africa -- Our idealic life in Klein-Windhuk -- [2] How I experienced the First World War -- The impending storm -- The future is foreshadowed in everyday events -- The people of the colony prepare themselves -- Mobilization -- South Africa begins hostilities -- Treachery at Naulila -- Our commander dies -- A punitive expedition to Naulila -- The Baster War -- The Germans must be cleared out -- General Botha occupies Windhuk -- An honorable surrender -- Living under martial law -- [3] South West becomes a League of Nations mandate -- Dissolution? -- Expulsions -- The influenza epidemic of 1918 -- Changes -- New unrest -- The house on the mountain -- Life under mandate rule -- Our German schools -- My sons -- Hunting in the African bush and a return to our home in Okombahe -- From the Brandberg to Franzfontein -- Korichaams -- Etoscha and the Waterberg -- 1934 : the year of torrential rains -- Of diamonds, gold, and other treasures -- A concluding and final word -- Postscript.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Eckenbrecher, Margarethe von, 1875-1955.
Germans -- Namibia -- Biography.
Women pioneers -- Namibia -- Biography.
Farmers -- Namibia -- Biography.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Namibia.
Namibia -- History -- 1884-1915 -- Biography.
Namibia -- History -- 1915-1946 -- Biography.
Namibia -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Namibia -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century.
Okombahe (Namibia) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Crandall, David P., 1960- translator.
Kelling, Hans-Wilhelm, editor.
Kerry, Paul E., author of introduction, etc.
Added Title Africa
Other Form: Print version: Eckenbrecher, Margarethe von. Africa: What it gave me, what it took from me : remembrances from my life as a German pioneer woman in South West Africa. Bethlehem : Lehigh University Press, [2015]
ISBN 9781611461503 (cloth : alkaline paper)
9781611461985 (paperback : alkaline paper)
9781611461510 (e-book)

 
    
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