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Joseph Diescho


Joseph Diescho was born in Andara, in northern Namibia. He was a member of the United People’s Organisation and was detained by the South African authorities. After graduating in political science and law from Fort Hare university, he went first to Germany and then the United States to continue his studies. His first novel – Born of the Sun – is said to be the first Namibian novel.

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Joseph Diescho
Joseph Diescho
Joseph Diescho


1988 Born of the Sun
1993 Troubled Waters
1994 The Namibian Constitution in Perspective
1996 Government and Opposition in Post-Independence Namibia: Perceptions and Performance
2001 Understanding New Partnership for Africa’s Development