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Apartheid’s Contras provides a nuanced analysis of the complex causes of the wars in Angola and Mozambique between independence from Portugal in 1975 and the fall of apartheid in South Africa in 1994. It examines the roles of internal divisions, South Africa’s regional assault on its neighbors, and of the Cold War. Based on extensive secondary research as well as on on-the-ground interviews, it has won praise for being “remarkably lucid, dispassionate yet committed” (Shula Marks, School of Oriental and African Studies” and “an indispensable contribution” (Basil Davidson).

Apartheid's Contras William Minter

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