Interview with Solveig Kjeseth

by Solveig Kjeseth (interviewee), Michael Fleshman (interviewer)
New York, New York, United States
July 2008
Duration: 46:42
Type: Interview
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Solveig Kjeseth was a founder of the Namibia Concerns Committee at Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa in the early 1970s. In 1984 the organization became National Namibia Concerns and moved it headquarters to Denver, Colorado. Kjeseth, who moved to Denver at that time, became Executive Director, a position she held until after Namibia’s independence. The interview was conducted in the home of Elizabeth Landis, who served on the board of the American Committee on Africa and National Namibia Concerns and as a political officer in the office of the United Nations Commissioner for Namibia from 1966 to 1981. Landis makes a few comments during the interview. Photo: Solveig Kjeseth (left) with Selma Shejavali. Photo courtesy of Solveig Kjeseth.

Used by permission of Solveig Kjeseth and Richard Knight.