Category Archives: Angola

If you happen to be in town…

I’ve written here before about the care with which Frelimo disposed of many colonial-era monuments following independence. I said I’d save the most interesting tale for another day. That day is Wednesday. That’s when I’ll be giving a talk at … Continue reading

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What Israel meant for Portuguese colonialism

In August 1961, a Portuguese agronomist named Raul Wahnon Correia Pinto made a work trip to Israel. “Visiting Israel gave us the sensation of enjoying the unique privilege of witnessing the creation of a world!” wrote Pinto in a report … Continue reading

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Portugal big and small

Here’s some pretty striking 60s-era propaganda I recently came across in the archives: Translation: “Mozambique is only Mozambique because it’s Portugal.” Confused?

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