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Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991
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A cold war perspective on southern Africa

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Barry Sierer | 16 comments Mod
More of a political history of South Africa’s border war with its various opponents. This book places a great emphasis on the conflict from the Cuban perspective.


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John Farebrother | 8 comments I certainly came across a few Cubans and Boers in Mozambique and Angola, in the 1990s.


Barry Sierer | 16 comments Mod
Excellent John. Do you know of any particular books on the subject since you have actually been there ?


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John Farebrother | 8 comments Barry wrote: "Excellent John. Do you know of any particular books on the subject since you have actually been there ?"
Re Mozambique, the only book I've read is História de Moçambique. It provides a detailed history of the country from pre-Portuguese times, including the Cold War. The Scramble for Africa: The White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912 provides a good summary of the Portuguese Colonial Wars in both countries, and of the Cold War struggle with South Africa. But I haven't read anything specifically on Angola.


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Dimitri | 1 comments http://www.africanstudies.ox.ac.uk/co...

It is not clear whether this publication went through. Didn't Che Guevara write something about his time in Africa ? The following PDF contains a useful bibliography at the end :

https://cisac.fsi.stanford.edu/sites/...


Barry Sierer | 16 comments Mod
Thanks Dimitri !


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