Angola is just emerging from almost three decades of civil war, and its abundant natural resources and booming oil sector could lay the groundwork for long-term economic prosperity and cement the transition towards political stability. But are these hopes realistic? Angola provides a thorough introduction to the history of Angola and analyses its economic, political, and social evolution since independence. Its contributors offer incisive, original, and contemporary interpretations of one of the most complex countries in Africa.
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Patrick Chabal is Chair in African History and Politics at King's College London. Among his published works are The Postcolonial Literature of Lusophone Africa (Hurst, 1998) and Vozes Moçambicanas.
Nuno Vidal lectures in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Coimbra, Portugal.
"This book's great strength is to put the contemporary,postwar condition of Angola into a historical context and to show how the present cannot be understood without this highly particular past. It is also very useful as a basis for the comparative analysis of African polities and economies."--Chris Cramer, School of Oriental and African Studies
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Book Description Hurst & Co, London, 2007. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Thorough introduction to the history of this complex country and an analysis of its economic, political, and social evolution since independence; very good copy of this hard-to-find book with clean covers, bright unmarked text, and uncreased spine; pp x, 246. Bookseller Inventory # 017691