Angola: the weight of history by Patrick Chabal (Editor); Nuno Vidal (Editor)
Call Number: DT1348 .A54 2008
Some scholars and economists argue that the Angolan people could be on the cusp of a giant leap forward, based on the state's booming oil sector, which would lay the groundwork for long-term economic prosperity. But is this a realistic scenario? Patrick Chabal and Nuno Vidal's Angolais a thorough introduction to the history and present-day reality of one of Africa's most complex countries. Contributors offer incisive and original analyses of Angola’s colonial history, its economic, political, and social evolution since independence, its current structural issues, and its prospects for the future.