Arriving with bags of maize flour for the school canteen, Alexandre Sattler shares a memorable moment of opening the world to its ancient inhabitants in a place where children have few opportunities to discover other ways of life.
The Himba are semi-nomadic pastoralists who live in northern Namibia, mainly in the Kaokoland region, which means “distant land”, before the arrival of the German and Dutch colonisers.
Despite the fact that they were forced to take refuge in this arid land, the Himbas have always perpetuated their ancestral traditions.
Their ancestors come from the Hereros tribe, still present in Namibia but having made the choice of modern life following the forced evangelization of European colonisers.
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