Acknowledgements

Over the past few weeks and months, this project has enjoyed the encouragement and suggestions by Filip De Boeck, Ann Cassiman, Katrien Pype, Jasmin Tabacovic, Julio Rodriguez, Brandaan Huigen, Paul Silverstein and his colleagues at Reed College, Portland, OR, Jenny Chio, Rupert Cox, Elsemi Olwagie, Willem Odendaal, Robert Gordon and various friends and colleagues in Namibia, Leuven and elsewhere.

I also enjoyed the support by the Research Foundation Flanders (RFF-FWO research grant FWO KAN 150911N, on the politics of love: urban develeopment, intimacy and the future in the northern Kunene region, Namibia) that allowed me to do additional fieldwork in Kaoko, Namibia, in March-April 2016).