Poewe, Karla Books

Childhood in Germany During World War II. The Story of a Little Girl
1989 0-88946-354-9
Today a distinguished anthropologist, Karla Poewe was born in Koenigsberg, East Prussia, in 1941. In this autobiography she tells of her early life as a vagrant refugee pursued by Russian armies and Allied bombs. An unforgettable description of life as lived by a German child during the 1940s.

Namibian Herero a History of Their Psychological Disintegration and Survival
1985 0-88946-176-7
Poewe draws a disturbing picture of a Herero society that is radically unbalanced but driven by an indomitable will to survive. Her case material and oral histories are "frightening yet fascinating." - World Development

Religion, Kinship and Economy in Luapula, Zambia
1989 0-88946-190-2
Presents the thesis that organizational uncertainties - specifically a now-confusing family and kinship structure - present hindrances to economic development equal to lack of money and technology