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Journal of Language, Technology & Entrepreneurship in Africa

JOHN YA-OTTO’S BATTLEFRONT NAMIBIA: A NAMIBIAN POLITICAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Authors: Pablo Rubio Gijon

Journal: Journal of Language, Technology & Entrepreneurship in Africa

During the 1960’s as conflict between Namibian rebels and South African forces increased and the South West African People’s Organisation (SWAPO) was founded, a kind of political-autobiographical literature appeared in Namibia. According to the writer and revolutionary Frantz Fanon, “this may be properly called a literature of combat, in the sense that calls on the whole people to fight for their existence as a nation” (155).    Key words: SWAPO, Namibia, Autobiography, John Ya-Otto