Author: Joris van Wijk

, this has over the past decade been severely challenged. Indeed, the possibility to grant a ’blanket’ amnesty to all perpetrators as a means to end a conflict and promote peace has become increasingly restricted. In April 2002 a large and unconditional blanket amnesty was granted in Angola. It marked

In: International Criminal Law Review
Forced Labor on a Sugar Plantation, 1913-1977
Author: Jeremy Ball
Angola's Colossal Lie. Forced Labor on a Sugar Plantation, 1913-1977 is the first in-depth study of forced labor on a Portuguese-owned sugar plantation in colonial Angola. A prominent Portuguese civil servant dubbed the labor system in Angola a “colossal lie” because the reality so contradicted the law. Using extensive oral history interviews with former forced laborers, Jeremy Ball explains how Angolans experienced forced labor. Ball also interviews former Portuguese administrators to provide multiple perspectives about the transition to independence and the nationalization of the plantation.

After decades of invisibility in the international fora, undoubtedly due to the decade-long civil war that dominated it in the last decades, Angola is today a country under the political and academic spotlight. Narratives of successful transitions into post-war states and capitalist

In: Social Sciences and Missions
This book brings together new research on the subject of nations and nationalisms in Angola, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique. It explores the history and politics of diverse nationalist discourses and ideologies, and it revisits the formation and contemporary developments of national imagined communities in Portuguese-speaking Africa. It does so by drawing on several disciplines and by exploring themes as diverse as Frelimo’s liberation literature, UNITA’s moral economy and the disaggregation of Guinea-Bissau. The authors provide novel insights in the hope of contributing to the academic and public debate on the subject, not least in those countries where, in the face of liberalisation, ruling parties and their opponents have been arguing intensively over, and have sometime struggled to re-invent, a sense of national community. Through their engagement with the subject, authors also make a contribution to the general discussion of the concepts of nations and nationalism.
Author: Jeremy Ball

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/157006610X532202 Journal of Religion in Africa 40 (2010) 331-357 The ‘Three Crosses’ of Mission Work: Fifty Years of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) in Angola, 1880-1930 Jeremy Ball Dickinson College

In: Journal of Religion in Africa
Author: Pedro Pinto

The appearance of Jehovah’s Witnesses in colonial Angola during the 1950s set various elements of the Portuguese regime’s system for vigilance and repression in motion. This article aims to understand the reasons for this reaction and its evolution until the end of colonial rule. However, it

In: Social Sciences and Missions

Au sud de l’Angola, la province de Namibe est l’une des plus riches en sites de peintures et de gravures rupestres. L’article montre des différences importantes entre les sites à peintures rupestres qui se trouvent à proximité les uns des autres mais dans des positions topographiques différentes. Les sites placés au niveau du sol présentent des pourcentages plus élevés de figures reconnaissables, tandis que dans les sites en hauteur, les figures sont plutôt abstraites et difficiles à identifier. La différence topographique entre sites semble déterminer la différence des expressions picturales. L’élaboration d’un cadre chronologique fiable pour l’ensemble de l’art rupestre de la province de Namibe permettra d’affiner cette approche.

In: Journal of African Archaeology
Author: Ryan Andersen

The Republic of Angola occupies an area of 1.25 million square kilometers in southwest Africa between Namibia, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Angola’s population is approximately 24.3 million, the majority of whom belong to the Ovimbundu, Kimbundu, and Bakongo ethnic groups

In: Encyclopedia of Law and Religion Online
Redefining the Empire with Forced Labor and New Imperialism
Forced convict labor provided the Portuguese with solutions to the growing criminal population at home and the lack of infrastructure in Angola and Mozambique. In Convict Labor in the Portuguese Empire, Timothy J. Coates examines the role of large numbers of convicts in Portuguese Africa from 1800 until 1932. This work examines the numbers, rationale, and realities of convict labor (largely) in Angola during this period, but Mozambique is a secondary area, as well as late colonial times in Brazil.

This is a unique, first study of an experiment in convict labor in Africa directed by a European power; it will be welcomed by scholars of Africa and New Imperialism, as well as those interested in law and labor.

Republic of Angola República de Angola Capital: Luanda (Population estimate, 2015: 5.5 million) Head of State: João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço (President) Vice-President: Manuel Domingos Vicente National Flag: A yellow cog-wheel, machete and star set on an upper band of red and a lower band of black