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Catherine Sofianos

Namibia’s Blue Book of record: Part one

On 27 January, the world remembers the victims of the Holocaust, but it is also worth remembering the victims of Germany’s other, earlier genocide in Namibia. A rare book, commissioned by Britain in the early 1900s, stands as a record of the crimes against the Herero and the Nama

Under the power of the gun

Children in the Cape Flats see violence very early in their lives and many end up in jail or killed. One of them, now a reformed gangster, walks us through his early traumatic experiences

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