Angola

Angola

by Sean Sheehan, Jui Lin Yong

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761448457
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing
Publication date: 04/28/2010
Series: Cultures of the World 18 Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.22(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction3
Geography7
The shape of the land
Provinces
Fauna
Rivers
Cities
Natural resources
History19
Early history
Kingdom of Kongo
Lunda kingdom
The Portuguese
Colonization
Independence movements
The end of colonial rule
Civil war
An uneasy peace
The future
Government33
Who runs Angola?
The Council of Ministers
MPLA
Jonas Savimbi
Government from the outside
Economy43
Galloping inflation
Where does the wealth go?
A new economy
Agriculture
Manufacturing
Luanda-the economic heart of Angola
Buying and selling
Transportation
Angolans57
Dividing a nation
Ethnic groups
The Portuguese
A displaced people
Lifestyle65
The musseques
City life
Rural life
The market
Education
Health
Religion77
The living dead
Divination
Christianity
Language83
Oral tradition
Portuguese
Language groups
Umbundu
The media
Arts91
Sculpture
Chokwe art
Angolan painters
Weaving
Song and dance
Masked dances
Musical instruments
Leisure101
A day at the beach
A musseque evening
Leisure in the countryside
Sports
Festivals107
Family festivals
Christmas and Easter
Marriage
Circumcision
Carnival
Food115
Survival tactics
Cassava
Meals of the day
Living by bread alone
The cost of food
Map of Angola122
Quick Notes124
Glossary125
Bibliography126
Index126

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