A History of Postcolonial Lusophone Africa

A History of Postcolonial Lusophone Africa

by Patrick Chabal, David Birmingham, Joshua Forrest, Malyn Newitt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253341876

ISBN-13: 9780253341877

Pub. Date: 06/28/2002

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Historical and comparative in its approach, this book places the postcolonial experience of the Lusophone countries within the context of their precolonial and colonial past, comparing and contrasting their experience with that of non-Lusophone African states. The result is a comprehensive, readable, and up-to-date text and reference work on the evolution of…  See more details below

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Historical and comparative in its approach, this book places the postcolonial experience of the Lusophone countries within the context of their precolonial and colonial past, comparing and contrasting their experience with that of non-Lusophone African states. The result is a comprehensive, readable, and up-to-date text and reference work on the evolution of postcolonial Portuguese-speaking Africa within the context of the historical experience of African states since independence.

Author Biography: Patrick Chabal is Professor of Lusophone African Studies, University of London, and Head of the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at King's College, London. He is co-author (with Jean-Pascal Daloz) of Africa Works: Disorder as Political Instrument (Indiana University Press) and author of Amílcar Cabral: Revolutionary Leadership and People's Wars.
David Birmingham is Professor of History, University of Kent at Canterbury. His books include Portugal and Africa and Frontline Nationalism in Angola and Mozambique.
Joshua Forrest is Professor of Politics at the University of Vermont and author of Guinea-Bissau: Power, Conflict and Renewal in a West African Nation.
Malyn Newitt is Charles Boxer Professor of Portuguese History, University of London. His books include Portugal in Africa and A History of Mozambique (Indiana University Press).
Gerhard Seibert, a researcher on contemporary Lusophone Africa, is the author of Comrades, Clients, and Cousins: Colonialism, Socialism, and Democratization in São Tomé e Príncipe.
Elsa Silva Andrade, an economist who is currently a researcher and consultant in her homestate of Cape Verde, is the author of Les Îles du Cap Vert: De la Découverte à l'indépendance.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253341877
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on the Co-Authors
Glossary
Abbreviations
Preface
Map of Lusophone Africa
Pt. ILusophone Africa in Historical and Comparative Perspective
1The end of empire3
2The construction of the nation-state29
3The limits of nationhood88
Pt. IICountry Studies
4Angola137
5Mozambique185
6Guinea-Bissau236
7Cape Verde264
8Sao Tome e Principe291
Bibliography316
Index333

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