Katriena Esau - The Order of The Boabab
We at Bruinou.com had the honour of meeting Ouma Geelmeid aka Katriena Esau of the !Khomani San on our trip to the Kalahari in 2016.
The Order of Boabab has been bestowed on Katrina Esau for the preservation of her indigenous language known as N|uu in 2014 by the presidency.
The 80-year-old Katrina Esau appreciates praise but appeals for support to keep her mother tongue alive.
Her granddaughter Claudia, her son and the members of the tiny N|uu language school continue to battle against all odds.
You can also check out our artice: The Kalahari Desert Festival - Celebrating the Culture of the !Khomani San