Download Sita Valles: Revolucionária, Comunista até à morte by Leonor Figueiredo PDF

By Leonor Figueiredo

Em Portugal, ainda há quem se recorde de Sita Valles, a jovem fuzilada em 1977 em Angola. A sua air of mystery continua viva entre as gerações de estudantes universitários, particularmente os associativos que a conheceram, no início dos anos 70, nas faculdades de Medicina de Lisboa e Luanda. Foi uma grande líder do movimento estudantil e um quadro estimado do Partido Comunista Português e da União dos Estudantes Comunistas (UEC). Sita Valles teve uma vida muito breve (1951-1977). Mas intensa.

Desde que tomou consciência das injustiças do mundo, não mais deixou de ser um turbilhão político. Muito activa, quer na clandestinidade quer em democracia, ela acreditava lutar por uma sociedade melhor. Três décadas depois da sua execução – juntamente com José Van-Dunem, Nito Alves e um número desconhecido de vitímas que certamente ultrapassam as 20 mil, a jornalista Leonor Figueiredo, autora de Ficheiros Secretos da Descolonização de Angola (Alêtheia Editores, 2009), investigou, recolheu testemunhos, procurou memórias antigas de uma jovem mulher e da sua história brutal, que se tornou num mito de uma geração.

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Download Algeria Revisited: History, Culture and Identity by Rabah Aissaoui and Claire Eldridge,Rabah Aissaoui,Claire PDF

By Rabah Aissaoui and Claire Eldridge,Rabah Aissaoui,Claire Eldridge

On five July 1962, Algeria grew to become an self sustaining country, bringing to an finish 132 years of French colonial rule. Algeria Revisited presents a chance to seriously reassess the colonial interval, the long-lasting warfare of decolonisation that introduced it to an finish and the iconic legacies of those years.

Given the obvious centrality of violence during this historical past, this quantity asks how we would re-imagine clash to be able to larger comprehend its kinds and features in either the colonial and postcolonial eras. It considers the consistently moving stability of strength among assorted teams in Algeria and the way those were used to re-fashion colonial relationships. Turning to the postcolonial interval, the e-book explores the demanding situations Algerians have confronted as they've got sought to forge an id as an self sustaining postcolonial country and the way has this procedure been represented. the jobs performed by way of reminiscence and forgetting are highlighted as a part of the continuing efforts by way of either Algeria and France to grapple with the advanced legacies in their lengthy and tumultuous courting.

This interdisciplinary quantity sheds gentle on those and different matters, supplying new insights into the background, politics, society and tradition of recent Algeria and its old courting with France.

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Download Field Guide to the Battlefields of South Africa by Nicki von der Heyde PDF

By Nicki von der Heyde

specialist battlefields consultant Nicki von der Heyde provides seventy one battles masking 3 wars and a sequence of conflicts that formed the process South Africa’s background – from the colonial clashes that characterized the 18th and nineteenth centuries via to the Anglo-Zulu warfare of 1879 and the 2d Anglo-Boer struggle of 1899–1902.

Informative and full of life debts of the engagements are supplied, with certain recognition given to the context, motion, results and critical warring parties concerned.

Arranged in provincial and local order, the sector consultant to the Battlefields of South Africa contains an array of unique positive aspects that permit for a captivating and multi-layered account of the battles:

• 580 images
• eighty illustrated timelines
• 60 truth and have boxes
• sixteen annotated conflict maps
• 10 local locator maps
• designated instructions to every site
• GPS co-ordinates for inaccessible locations.

Comprehensive, compelling and vividly illustrated, the sphere advisor to the Battlefields of South Africa is an critical software for pro and novice army historians in addition to a person attracted to exploring South Africa’s attention-grabbing history.

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Download L'Algérie des généraux: Essais - documents by Lyes Laribi PDF

By Lyes Laribi

«... cet ouvrage poignant, c'est l'histoire du grand silence algérien.»

Florence Aubenas, in Libération, à propos de Dans les geôles de Nezzar, de Lyes Laribi.

Depuis son indépendance, l'Algérie est dirigée par des Généraux qui maintiennent le can pay dans los angeles guerre civile et los angeles misère. Mais remark fonctionne et perdure ce pouvoir ? Arrêté et torturé en Algérie pour avoir créé un syndicat étudiant libre dans les années 1980, accusé d'islamisme et souvent inquiété depuis, Lyes Laribi a été confronté de près à los angeles Sécurité Militaire, los angeles police politique de l'État.

L'auteur dresse l'historique des querelles internes entre le extended family du général Zeroual et celui du général Nezzar : coups d'Etat, combines économiques, crimes politiques qui s'étendent de 1962 à 1999... Aujourd'hui, Lyes Laribi décèle derrière le gouvernement de l'actuel président, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, los angeles main-mise d'un troisième extended family de Généraux, prolongement de ces nomenklaturas corrompues.

Cette courageuse enquête de l'auteur de Dans les geôles de Nezzar est une critique inédite et passionnée de l'histoire récente de l'Algérie. Une invitation à rendre au peuple algérien los angeles confiance et l. a. parole qui leur ont été confisquées.

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Download Richmond: Living in the Shadow of Death by Andrew Ragavaloo PDF

By Andrew Ragavaloo

A actual tale, this gripping narrative reads like a political mystery because it describes one South African town's 12 months of terror within the early days of the hot post-apartheid govt. Sifiso Nkabinde, the neighborhood chief of the African nationwide Congress (ANC) within the city of Richmond, KwaZulu Natal, is expelled for being a police secret agent. A self-proclaimed warlord through the clash within the quarter within the early Nineteen Nineties, he reverts to violent actions following his expulsion and is thought through the townspeople to be chargeable for inciting a small-scale civil battle in Richmond that leaves greater than a hundred humans useless over the process a yr. The mayor of the city, who's the writer of this account, stands firmly dependable while he's below consistent chance by means of Nkabinde's henchmen. This deeply relocating account stands as a testomony to the significance and fragility of democracy.

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Download Prisonniers du FLN (French Edition) by Raphaëlle Branche PDF

By Raphaëlle Branche

Ils étaient militaires, mais aussi civils. Des hommes, mais aussi des femmes. En Algérie, contre toute attente, le maquis healthy des prisonniers pour internationaliser le conflit grâce au CICR. Comme los angeles France n'y voyait pas une guerre, elle nia l'existence même de ces prisonniers, les raya de los angeles mémoire collective. Ce livre, où l'on croisera notamment frère Luc, du monastère de Tibherine, leur redonne vie.

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Download Remaking Rwanda: State Building and Human Rights after Mass by Scott Straus,Lars Waldorf PDF

By Scott Straus,Lars Waldorf

In the mid-1990s, civil warfare and genocide ravaged Rwanda. due to the fact that then, the country’s new management has undertaken a hugely formidable attempt to refashion Rwanda’s politics, economic climate, and society, and the country’s accomplishments have garnered common compliment. Remaking Rwanda is the 1st publication to envision Rwanda’s striking post-genocide restoration in a finished and demanding model. by means of paying shut consciousness to reminiscence politics, human rights, justice, international kinfolk, land use, schooling, and different key social associations and practices, this quantity increases critical issues concerning the intensity and sturdiness of the country’s reconstruction.

            Edited through Scott Straus and Lars Waldorf, Remaking Rwanda brings jointly skilled students and human rights pros to supply a nuanced, traditionally proficient photograph of post-genocide Rwanda—one that unearths strong continuities with the nation’s earlier and increases profound questions on its future.



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Download Children of Achilles: The Greeks in Asia Minor since the by John Freely PDF

By John Freely

because the days of Troy old lands of Asia Minor were domestic to Greeks. they're steeped in a wealthy fusion of Greek and Turkish tradition and the histories of either are irrevocably entwined, fatefully attached. youngsters of Achilles tells the epic and eventually tragic tale of the Greek presence in Anatolia, starting with the Trojan battle and culminating in 1923 with the devastating inhabitants trade that the Turkish battle of Independence. The as soon as remarkable, now ruined, towns that cluster alongside the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts of Turkey are reminders of a civilization that produced the 1st Hellenic enlightenment, giving start to Homer, Herodotus and the 1st philosophers of nature. For extra 3 millennia the Anatolian Greeks preserved their identification and tradition because the tides of heritage washed over them, enduring conflicts that historians considering Herodotus have visible as an endless conflict of civilizations among East and West. this present day, the reminiscence of the Greek diaspora from Asia Minor lives on within the tune of rebetika, the threnodies often called amanadas, and the poetry of Seferis, or even now the descendants of these exiles communicate with nostalgia of 'i kath'imas Anatoli' - our personal Anatolia, their misplaced native land. This, advised for the 1st time, is their tale, from excellent beginnings to a sour finish, a narrative that maintains to echo throughout the a long time and throughout continents.

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Download Memoirs of a Muhindi: Fleeing East Africa for the West (The by Mansoor Ladha PDF

By Mansoor Ladha

In Memoirs of a Muhindi, Mansoor Ladha bears witness to what occurs whilst countries flip opposed to complete non secular and ethnic groups.

When Ugandan president Idi Amin expelled Africans of Indian descent from the rustic in 1972, he unleashed an intolerance that trigger an exodus from the total area. In Tanzania and Kenya, companies have been nationalized, houses taken, humans careworn, and livelihoods upended.

Mansoor Ladha, who used to be residing in Nairobi on the time, needed to come to a decision no matter if to stick or cross. Canada turned his new home--where he chanced on huge good fortune, as did the remainder of the Ismaili community--while East Africa's healthy of bigotry merely left it behind.

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