A History of Postcolonial Lusophone Africaby Patrick Chabal, David Birmingham, Joshua Forrest, Malyn Newitt
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 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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Table of ContentsMap of Lusophone Africa
Notes on the Co-Authors
List of Abbreviations
Preface by Patrick Chabal
Part I. Lusophone Africa in Historical and Comparative Perspective Patrick Chabal
1. The end of empire
2. The construction of the nation-state
3. The limits of nationhood
Part II. Country Studies
4. Angola David Birmingham
5. Mozambique Malyn Newitt
6. Guinea-Bissau Joshua Forrest
7. Cape Verde Elisa Silva Andrade
8. São Tomé e Príncipe Gerhard Seibert
Bibliography Caroline Shaw
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