Condition: Acceptable: Signs of wear and use. Top edge of spine wrinkled. See images for the condition of this book.
Blurb: Offers the general reader an authoritative and detailed study of Portugal in Africa. It is a fascinating story of prazero and soba, missionary and slave, of brilliant promise and squalid achievement. The procession of explorers, governors, chiefs, and slave-traders takes the reader from the first fingers of exploration in the fifteenth century to the final facade of the Salazar regime and shows how the crescendo of imperial delusion, set against the brutal reality of five centuries of exploitation, led at last to the bloodshed of Angola. The historical experience which Mr. Duffy relates is therefore of the greatest importance not only, for Angola and Mozambique but for the future of Africa as a whole.