Discover the Colourful World of Owambo
Willie Olivier Aka Othondoro
Gondwana Collection Namibia, Windhoek 2020
Discover the Colourful World of Owambo is a comprehensive guide to the North, indispensable to the informed traveller. Studded with jewels of fascinating information, it offers several routes to explore as well as insight on a diverse array of subjects.
Topics range from descriptions of the eight Aawambo communities, annual festivals, traditional dress and diet, including delicacies like mopane worms and bullfrogs, to the Cuvelai drainage system and trees of life, such as the omnipresent makalani palms. The routes contain historical snippets about the towns, regions, their traditional leaders and pre-independence clashes, and explorers, traders and missionaries who left their mark. They also include the rich narrative of popular sites like Nakambale - the old Finnish mission station, the Ombalantu Baobab at Outapi, Ruacana Falls, Lake Otjikoto and Etosha National Park.
Up until now Owambo has been a section of Namibia that hasn’t featured in mainstream tourism. This is now changing. Author Willie Olivier has used his in-depth knowledge of the area gleaned over three decades of being a journalist in the North to provide a clear and concise introduction to Owambo for all who are ready to make its acquaintance.
Brimming with information, the book offers good reading for anyone interested in the
Oshiwambo culture and history of the region.
The one-of-a-kind travel guide cum handbook will keep you absorbed every time you dip into it with its easy-to-read style and delicious detail.