Andreas, Neshani

Neshani AndreasNESHANI ANDREAS(1964-2011) was born and grew up in Walvis Bay, although her family is from northern Namibia. She trained as a teacher at Ongwediva Teachers' College and taught for five years before completing a Bachelor of Arts and Post Graduate Diploma in Education. She then became Associate Peace Corps Director for the US Peace Corps in Namibia, a position she held for four years. Thereafter she worked for the Forum of African Women Educationalists in Namibia (FAWENA) as Programme Officer. Her first novel The Purple Violet of Oshaantu was published by Heinemann in the African Writers Series in 2001 and by Weaver Press in Zimbabwe in 2004.