Cuba & Angola: Fighting for Africa’s Freedom and Our Own

Cuba & Angola: Fighting for Africa’s Freedom and Our Own

$25.00

Editor Mary-Alice Waters
Pathfinder, 2014
Paperback – 144 pages

Description

Between 1975 and 1991, some 425,000 Cubans volunteered for duty in Angola in response to requests from the Angolan government to help defend the newly independent country against multiple attacks by the US-backed South African regime. The Cubans played a critical role in securing Namibia’s independence and in seriously weakening the apartheid regime in South Africa and deepening the revolutionary struggle in South Africa.

“Those not willing to fight for the freedom of others will never be able to fight for their own”: Fidel Castro, July 1976. Cuba & Angola: Fighting for Africa’s Freedom and Our Own, contains contributions written between 1978 and 2013 by a variety of authors including Ernesto Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, Nelson Mandela, Gabriel García Márquz and interviews with four Cuban Generals. They cover Cuba and Africa, including the Missile Crisis and Operation Carlota. A very interesting read.