'Certain uncertainties' or Venturing progressively into colonial apologetics?

  • Werner Hillebrecht


This article deals with Brigitte Lau's contentious article "Uncertain certainties" of 1988. The author explains the controversy sparked by the article and refutes her call for a revision of the historiography of the war of 1904-08; further, the article's echo is contextualised and explained in terms of a specific Namibian-German psychological reaction to the trauma of 20th century German history among Namibian Germans.
How to Cite
Hillebrecht, W. (2014). ’Certain uncertainties’ or Venturing progressively into colonial apologetics?. Journal of Namibian Studies : History Politics Culture, 1, 73-95. Retrieved from https://namibian-studies.com/index.php/JNS/article/view/118