A new project on borders

I'm planning a new multi-chapter project on international borders. One of the chapters will explore borders drawn by colonial powers—specifically, German colonialism in Südwestafrika (the region comprising today's Namibia). The so-called Caprivi strip, in particular, is a perfect illustration of how colonial powers divided the global South into spheres of influence, leaving behind borders that are completely at odds with any social or cultural realities "on the ground."