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Publication: "The Lower !Garib – Orange River Pasts and Presents of a Southern African Border Region"

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Giorgio Miescher and Luregn Lenggenhager are co-editors of a volume that examines the social history, geography, and economy of a hardly researched border region between Namibia and South Africa. The publication results from the Swiss South African Joint Research Project "Space in Time" jointly financed by the South African Research Fund and the Swiss National Research Foundation.

The Lower !Garib, or Orange River, flows through the historical Namaqualand and since 1990 has formed the international border between Namibia and South Africa. The contributors to this volume focus on this hardly discussed stretch of the Orange River to understand the region's social history, geography, and economy. This book brings together scholars from Namibia, South Africa, and overseas, as well as the knowledge and analysis from people living in the region. In concise chapters and short portraits, they discuss the region's past and present from a variety of perspectives.

Luregn Lenggenhager, Martha Akawa, Giorgio Miescher, Romie Vonkie Nghitevelekwa, and Ndidzulafhi Innocent Sinthumule, eds. The Lower !Garib - Orange River: Pasts and Presents of a Southern African Border Region. Bielefeld: transcript publishing, 2023.