South Africa's armed forces invaded Angola in 1975, setting off a war that had consequences for the whole region that are still felt today. A Far-Away War contributes to a wider understanding of this war in Angola and Namibia. The book does not only look at the war from an "old" South African (Defence Force) perspective, but also gives a voice to participants “on the other side” – emphasising the role of the Cubans and Russians. This focus is supplemented by the inclusion of many never-before-published photographs from Cuban and Russian archives, and a comprehensive bibliography.
Publication Date: Jan 2016
Editors: Ian Liebenberg, Jorge Risquet, Vladimir Shubin
Review: Sam Mathe, African Independent, 11 March 2016 (p. 17) [PDF]
Review: Sandile Ngidi, Sunday Tribune, 7 February 2016 (p.13) [PDF]
Review: 'A new narrative unfolds...', by Dr Andreas Velthuizen. The Conversation Africa, 22 February 2016
Speech delivered by Prof A. Grundlingh at the launch of A Far-Away War [PDF]
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