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Cubans in Angola: South-South Cooperation and Transfer of Knowledge, 1976–1991
by Christine Hatzky
translated by Mair Edmunds-Harrington
University of Wisconsin Press, 2015
eISBN: 978-0-299-30103-3 | Paper: 978-0-299-30104-0
Library of Congress Classification DT1355.C9H3813 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 303.482673072911

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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.
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