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By Libertina Amathila

'Failure isn't really in my vocabulary' says Libertina Inaaviposa Amathila - physician, best member of Namibia's liberation stream SWAPO, and cupboard Minister for twenty years. Insightful, candid and a laugh, this e-book strains Libertina Amathila's trip from a village in western Namibia traveling on my own to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in 1962; scientific education in Poland, Sweden and London; and the well-being and schooling centres in Zambia and Angola that she helped increase and run for Namibians in exile; to a triumphant go back domestic in 1989; provider within the cupboard of self sufficient Namibia; and a number one function on this planet well-being organization. brave, devoted, slicing via problems that deterred others, Libertina Amathila has assisted and empowered Namibian groups, relatively girls, in exile and at domestic. As Minister of nearby and native govt and Housing, Minister of overall healthiness and Social prone, and Deputy leading Minister, she concerned about these in desire, similar to squatters, road youngsters, and people suffering from HIV/AIDS, and undertook instant useful measures to enhance their lives. Packing her tent and offers, she drove to distant parts and camped out until eventually homes and clinics have been equipped for marginalized groups, helping within the layout and building technique herself. An indomitable spirit drives this extraordinary girl. this can be her tale.

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Not all of the stories of childhood are positive, and not all adults were caring. As windows into the internal dynamics of black communities, these interviews also present glimpses of conflict, animosity, and danger. Finally, these narratives tell about how black girls coming up under Jim Crow learned the emotional and economic importance of black women, who in black communities modeled group support, mutual aid, and generosity. Dora Dennis was born in Mississippi in 1900, and moved with her family to the Arkansas Delta at age sixteen.

I have as many white friends I guess as I’ve got black. In this neighborhood all the children played together, white, Jews, Italians, everybody. We all played together. We learned the Jewish songs. We learned to 24 / Living with Jim Crow count in Jewish, in German. And we knew what they knew and they knew what we knew. The Engleberts on the corner, on the second corner, had a big store and they lived upstairs. The Wolfes lived right down here and they had a store and they lived upstairs on Jackson Avenue.

And then we moved from plantation to plantation. On the farm, we lived by the month, blacks did. They’d let us have our groceries [from the commissary] by the month. And just according to what kind of white people you were farming with, when winter came, if you didn’t scuff around and cut wood and do little odd work, you just had a hard time. At that time it was very difficult with blacks and whites. The white was over the black, you know. 2 20 / Living with Jim Crow That’s why we came to Arkansas, because they told my mama that she could do better in Arkansas.

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