van Loggerenberg, Deon

War in the Mountains “Ovita Mozondundu”

ISBN: 978-1-77626-160-4

176 x 250, 443p. R550

This is a compilation of stories of the men, women and children that spent time in Kaokoland during the South African Bush War, their trials and tribulations, the memories of their experiences whilst being there as soldiers, wives, children, and civilians. Beating the heat, the dust, the stones, the mountains, the sweat, tears, blood and the memories, dreams, and nightmares thereafter. Their memories of the incidents where lives were lost on both sides, serious injuries sustained, physical and psychological scars that remain and remind them of the good and bad of Kaokoland. But also, the stories of their memories of the good times, the humor, the brotherhood and sisterhood and friendships made for life. For some unknown reason Kaokoland, once been there, gets hold of your entire being, the ruggedness gets a hold of your soul forever and will forever be a part of you, and you will always long to go there one more time, and then once more and maybe just once again. Many a poem written, many a pencil drawing sketched……


This is Kaokoland
World of dust and stone
Inhospitable, barren land
At the world’s end

South of the Kunene river
Vein of life for man and beast
Mountains rivers and valleys
Home of earth’s own

Never before told and unknown to many, this is our story.