From the Archives

Stage Excerpt: We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915
By Jackie Sibblies Drury

An excerpt from Jackie Sibblies Drury's play, We are Proud to Present…, in which a group of black and white American actors struggle to make a play about Germany's genocide of the Herero in late-nineteenth century Southwest Africa. They have only one source, a cache of letters home from German soldiers, and their own misconceptions: sometimes funny, sometimes hideous. It does not go well.

Originally Appeared in… Illusions Volume 1. Issue 2. April 2013

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The Appendix was founded in late 2012 as a quarterly journal of experimental and narrative history, soliciting articles from historians, writers, and artists committed to good storytelling, with an eye for the strange and a suspicion of both jargon and traditional narratives.

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