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Bonacci Giulia (ed.), Delmas A. (ed.), Argyriadis Kali (ed.). (2020). Cuba and Africa, 1959-1994 : writing an alternative Atlantic history. Johannesbourg : Wits University Press, 344 p. ISBN 978-1-77614-633-8.

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Cuba and Africa, 1959-1994 : writing an alternative Atlantic history
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Bonacci Giulia (ed.), Delmas A., Argyriadis Kali (ed.)
Johannesbourg : Wits University Press, 2020, 344 p. ISBN 978-1-77614-633-8
Cuba was a key participant in the struggle for the independence of African countries during the Cold War and the definitive ousting of colonialism from the continent. Beyond the military interventions that played a decisive role in shaping African political history, there were many-sided engagements between the island and the continent. Cuba and Africa, 1959-1994 is the story of tens of thousands of individuals who crossed the Atlantic as doctors, scientists, soldiers, students and artists. Each chapter presents a case study - from Algeria to Angola, from Equatorial Guinea to the Congo - and shows how much of the encounter between Cuba and Africa took place in non-militaristic fields: humanitarian and medical, scientific and educational, cultural and artistic. The historical experience and the legacies documented in this book speak to the major ideologies that shaped the colonial and postcolonial world, including internationalism, developmentalism and South-South cooperation. Approaching African-Cuban relations from a multiplicity of angles, this collection will appeal to an equally wide range of readers, from scholars in black Atlantic studies to cultural theorists and general readers with an interest in contemporary African history.
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Histoire [112HISTO]
Fonds IRD [F A010080882]
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