“When the canons killed a people” The scattering: by Lauri Kubuitsile
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Lauri Kubuitsile's The Scattering is a tale of unbearable loss tinged with an elusive hope of renewal. This is the author's first writing for an adult audience as most of her previous work has been in the realm of children's literature. However, readers will be surprised by the scope and depth of this book. Wellington (1967) states that land appropriation was one of the main causes of the genocide. He makes reference to The Deutsch Sudwestafrikanische Zeitung of January 22, 1901, which reads, The land of course must ve transferred from the hands of the natives to those of the whites [this] is the object of colonization in the territory. The land shall be settled by whites. So the natives must give way and either become servants of the whites or withdraw... (Wellington, 1967, p. 194).
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