Presentation: Overcoming Apartheid

TopicOvercoming Apartheid – The personal experiences of an unusual couple
Presented byTshiwa Trudie Amulungu & Wilfried Brock
Date20 December 2019
TimeAt 6pm
PlaceSwakopmund Museum Lecture Hall

On Friday the 20th of December at 6pm we present another part of the interesting lecture series “The long road to Namibia – the making of a Nation” in the Museum. Come listen to the personal experiences of an unusual couple under Apartheid in Namibia.

The Topic

The Scientific Society Swakopmund invites you to a presentation by Tshiva Trudie Amulungu and Wilfried Brock.

“We are both Namibians! But obviously from different Namibian backgrounds and experiences. If it were not for the liberation struggle for Namibia, we would certainly not have bumped into each other.

Did our different backgrounds and experiences prepare us to become full participants in the Namibian liberation struggle? Maybe not quite, but yet we both did!

What exactly was the liberation struggle all about, how did our generation come to embrace it and what were our personal experiences? And of course, what was our experience as a pioneer Namibian mixed couple?”

Wilfried Brock is currently the Executive Officer of the Roads Authority of Namibia. His spouse Tshiwa Trudie Amulungu was Head of the UNESCO office in Windhoek, then headed the Namibian mission to UNESCO in Paris before becoming Ambassador to Senegal. She is the author of the book “Taming my elephant”, an autobiography about the liberation struggle and life in exile, published in 2016.

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