Katutura is the home to many of native Namibians. This township originated to place the Blacks out of the city of Windhoek in the early 20th century and thereby created a neighborhood of poverty. Since the country's independence in 1990 there has been a shift towards moving back to the city but many are left with no choice but to remain in Katutura. My host family had one three bedroom house for 11 family members and still found room enough for me. As one can see the legacy of Apartheid remains in plain site with barbed wires required to insure safety for the family. Yet, as with the simplicity of hanging out the clothes to dry on the line, the members of the Katutura neighborhood are no different than you and I.
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