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Cuba and Angola

Introduction by Mary-Alice Waters, photos, map, glossary.

Format: 8 1/2 x 11

150 Pages

Edition: 1st

Year: 2013

Publisher: Pathfinder Press

ISBN: 978-1-60488-046-5

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Cuba and Angola

Fighting for Africa’s Freedom and Our Own

By Fidel Castro,  Nelson Mandela,  Raúl Castro, 

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In March 1988, the army of South Africa’s apartheid regime was dealt a crushing defeat by Cuban, Angolan, and Namibian combatants at the battle of Cuito Cuanavale in Angola. That triumph, South Africa’s future president Nelson Mandela proclaimed, marked “a milestone in the history of the struggle for southern African...

“We begin to understand the lasting impact of Cuba’s overseas campaigns, moving beyond truisms to do justice to the lived reality of participants and those who awaited their return.” —Diálogo Book Reviews

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