29 Nov '14, 3pm

Sanctuary Along the Kuiseb River #NASA

Sanctuary Along the Kuiseb River #NASA

Along the ephemeral Kuiseb River in the Namib Desert live the Topnaar People. They are among the earliest indigenous groups in southern Africa, and they were among the first people to be allowed to reside in a national park in Namibia. About 400 live along the river, at the bottom of the sand dunes, and at the border of the gravel plains of the central Namib Desert. Anna Bees is one of these people. Now in her mid-sixties, Anna has been a domestic worker at the Gobabeb Training and Research Centre for most of her life. Juliane Zeidler recalls that when she was a young researcher at the Gobabeb Centre in 1996, her sister Sinje arrived in a small Cessna. Sinje made it possible for every Topnaar worker at the station to get into the plane and see the beautiful desert from above. As much as the flight was intended to leave a great impression on the Topnaar workers, it also lef...

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