Cubans In Angola: South-south Cooperation And Transfer Of Knowledge, 1976?1991 by Christine HatzkyCubans In Angola: South-south Cooperation And Transfer Of Knowledge, 1976?1991 by Christine Hatzky

Cubans In Angola: South-south Cooperation And Transfer Of Knowledge, 1976?1991

byChristine HatzkyTranslated byMair Edmunds-harrington

Paperback | February 11, 2015

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Angola, a former Portuguese colony in southern central Africa, gained independence in 1975 and almost immediately plunged into more than two decades of conflict and crisis. Fidel Castro sent Cuban military troops to Angola in support of the Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (MPLA), leading to its ascension to power despite facing threats both international and domestic. What is less known, and what Cubans in Angola brings to light, is the significant role Cubans played in the transformation of civil society in Angola during these years. Offering not just military support but also political, medical, administrative, and technical expertise as well as educational assistance, the Cuban presence in Angola is a unique example of transatlantic cooperation between two formerly colonized nations in the global South.
Christine Hatzky is a professor at the Leibniz Universität Hannover. She is a historian specializing in postcolonial Latin America and the Caribbean as well as Lusophone Africa, especially Angola. Cubans in Angola is a translation of her German-language Kubaner in Angola, revised and updated for an English-speaking audience.
Title:Cubans In Angola: South-south Cooperation And Transfer Of Knowledge, 1976?1991Format:PaperbackDimensions:404 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:February 11, 2015Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0299301044

ISBN - 13:9780299301040


Table of Contents

List of Illustrations                             
1 Courting the Hottentot Venus                                  
2 The Bottom Line: African Caricature in Georgian England                          
3 Ira Aldridge at Covent Garden                                  
4 Clicks and Clucks: Victorian Reactions to San Speech                                   
5 Charles Dickens and the Zulus                                  
6 A Zulu View of Victorian London                             
7 Dr. Kahn and the Niam-Niams                                 
8 The United African Twins on Tour: A Captivity Narrative                          
9 Circus Africans                                 
10 Africa's First Olympians                             

Editorial Reviews

“Hatzky convincingly argues that Cuba and Angola were not mere pawns in a proxy war between the Cold War superpowers, but that both countries worked as independent actors with their own specific interests in a relationship of equal partnership. . . . Well written and excellently translated.”—American Historical Review