n Historia - The Invisible Woman : Zara Schmelen, African Mission Assistant at the Cape and in Namaland, Ursula Trüper : book review

Volume 52, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0018-229X



At the age of thirteen, the author of this book, living in Germany, discovered that she had an African ancestor, who had been married to her great-great-great grandfather, the missionary Johann Heinrich Schmelen, who had worked for the London Missionary Society (LMS) in what is now Namibia and the Northern Cape in the early nineteenth century.

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