ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Tupa Tjipombo

Tupa Tjipombo is the pseudonym of a young woman from Namibia’s famous Himba ethnic group. She currently lives in the capital city of Windhoek, where she is pursuing her university degree while working for a nonprofit dedicated to women’s empowerment issues.  When she graduates, she will be one of the first Himba women from her area to receive her college degree.  She intends to continue working on women’s empowerment issues while also serving as a survivor advocate for the abolishment of modern-day slavery across sub-Saharan Africa.    

 

Chris Lockhart

Chris Lockhart has lived in Africa for over 25 years, working most recently for the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Namibia and, prior to that, the humanitarian information and communications agency Internews in South Sudan.  He has consulted for a number of government agencies and non-governmental  organizations across the continent and has written extensively on issues related to social suffering, global health, and human rights.  

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