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Posted on 07.01.13 in Photography, Travel by MK Asante

Africa Tour – Namibia in Photos

This is the first of three photo essays I’ll be posting about my recent tour in Africa. As a recipient of the U.S. Speaker and Specialist Grant, I traveled to Namibia, Botswana, and Swaziland to perform, teach, collaborate, and inspire. Throughout my journey across southern Africa, I met some amazing people and witnessed beautiful scenes. Here’s a window into my experience:

Namibia---Arrival“African Sun Kiss” on my first day in Namibia’s Capital city, Windhoek

Namibia---I-am-a-Na-License-Plate“Pride” – I ran into this VW GTI in Windhoek parking lot

Namibia---MK-at-Camera“Talking Shop” – Talking to filmmakers Joel Haikali (left) and Perivi Katjavivi

Namibia---Scenic“Palms and Hills and Sky” – Windhoek, Namibia, the view from my hotel

Namibia---Press-Conference“See” – Press Conference at US Embassy in Namibia

Namibia---MK-Frontpage“Front Page” – I made the cover of The Namibian, the Weekender section

Namibia---Newspaper-Profile“Profile” – The story in the Weekender

Namibia---one-on-one“One on One” – At the Namibian Broadcasting Channel, being interviewed on a TV show called 1 on 1

Namibia---Performing-Back“Showtime” – Performing spoken word and hip hop at the Warehouse Theatre in Windhoek, Namibia

Namibia---Performing-Light-Flash“Shine your Light” – Performing spoken word and hip hop at the Warehouse Theatre in Windhoek, Namibia

Namibia---Robert-Mugabe“Mugabe” – Interesting photo I took on Robert Mugabe Ave in Windhoek

Namibia---Reading-Paper“Street Reader” – Man reading my story in the Namibian newspaper

Namibia---Silhouettes-at-Brai“Silhouettes in the Moonlight” – At a braai, the southern African equivalent of a BBQ

Namibia---Dap“Good Brovas” – Playshis the Poet (left) and I’m shaking hands with Namibian youth leader, scholar, and activist Patrick Sam

Namibia---Braai“Mighty Good People” – Nangula Shejavali, Joel Haikali, me, and Sophie Mukenge

Namibia---Workshop-Group“Circle” – Working with a group at the Multi Purpose Youth Center in Katutura, Namibia

Namibia---Workshop-Leader“You!” – Leading a workshop at the Multi Purpose Youth Center in Katutura

Namibia---Kids“LOVE” – With the kids in Katutura

Look forward to your comments!


9 responses to “Africa Tour – Namibia in Photos”

  1. Dee Knight says:

    Speechless! Amazing photos – I’ve read through news articles that you had an incredible impact on Namibia and the other countries you traveled to. Blessings and peace to you MK!

  2. UrbanWhim says:

    Great photos!

  3. Stacey Picket Cunitz says:

    The little boy you are hugging in the last photo looks like a younger version of your nephew!!

    What an amazing experience this must have been for you. Much love!!

  4. Lakicia Cooper says:

    How do you know the “Street Reader” is reading your story? 🙂

    jk, these photos are great!

  5. mkasante says:

    @lakiciacooper:disqus haha, great question! Thanks.

  6. mkasante says:

    @staceypicketcunitz:disqus You’re right – looks just like him!

  7. Amoke Kubat says:

    Awesome! Thank you for sharing. Too often “we” are blessed with opportunities that we experience and don’t share with those who do not get to go (outside their world/community/hood). Thank you for doing the work, connecting to our youth on a global level. I will look for your future posts.

  8. Stussy One says:

    Looks like an amazN trip my friend! Keep touching lives and changN the world!

  9. Geraldine says:

    Thanx 4 visiting our amazing country,hope to c u here again REAL SOON!!!!

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