Empire in Africa: Angola and Its Neighbors (Non-Fiction)
by David Birmingham
Ohio University Press (April 15, 2006) Paperback: USD$22.00
The book takes the reader through Angola's troubled past, which included endemic warfare for the first twenty-five years of independence, and examines how the warring parties turned to Cold War superpowers for a supply of guns. Empire in Africa explains how this African nation went from colony to independence, how in the 1990s the Cold War legacy turned to civil war, and how peace finally dawned in 2002.