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21. Umbundu kinship & character;:
22. Capoeira: Capoeira Music. Capoeira
23. On literature and national culture
24. Wounds of Returning: Race, Memory,
25. Intonations: A Social History
26. A Predator On Our Streets
28. Spectacular Display: The Art of
29. Our History Is Still Being Written:
30. Sowing the Dragon's Teeth: Land

21. Umbundu kinship & character;: Being a description of social structure and individual development of the Ovimbundu of Angola, with observations concerning ... phases of the life and culture described
by Gladwyn Murray Childs
 Unknown Binding: 163 Pages (1949)

Asin: B0006D7XG0
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22. Capoeira: Capoeira Music. Capoeira Angola, Samba, Maculelê (dance), Puxada de Rede, Capoeira in popular culture
Paperback: 92 Pages (2009-08-10)
list price: US$48.00
Isbn: 6130032587
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Capoeira. Capoeira music, Capoeira Angola, Samba, Maculelê (dance), Puxada de Rede, Capoeira in popular culture, Capoeira toques, List of capoeira techniques, Manuel dos Reis Machado, Vicente Ferreira Pastinha ... Read more

23. On literature and national culture (Cadernos Lavra & oficina)
by António Agostinho Neto
 Unknown Binding: 30 Pages (1979)

Asin: B0007BVJXO
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24. Wounds of Returning: Race, Memory, and Property on the Postslavery Plantation (New Directions in Southern Studies)
by Jessica Adams
Paperback: 256 Pages (2007-05-21)
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Asin: 0807858013
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Peeling back the layers of plantation landscapes, Adams reveals connections between seemingly disparate features of modern culture, suggesting that they remain haunted by the force of the unnatural equation of people as property. ... Read more

25. Intonations: A Social History of Music and Nation in Luanda, Angola, from 1945 to Recent Times (New African Histories)
by Marissa J. Moorman
Hardcover: 320 Pages (2008-11-05)
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Asin: 0821418238
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Intonations tells the story of how Angola's urban residents in the late colonial period (roughly 1945-74) used music to talk back to their colonial oppressors and, more importantly, to define what it meant to be Angolan and what they hoped to gain from independence. Author Marissa J. Moorman presents a social and cultural history of the relationship between Angolan culture and politics. She argues that it was in and through popular urban music, produced mainly in the capital city of Luanda's musseques (urban shantytowns), that Angolans forged the nation and developed expectations about nationalism. Through careful archival work and extensive interviews with musicians and those who attend performances in bars, community centers, and cinemas, Moorman explores the ways in which the urban poor imagined the nation. The spread of radio technology and the establishment of a recording industry in the early 1970s reterritorialized an urban-produced sound and cultural ethos by transporting music throughout the country. When the formerly exiled independent movements returned to Angola in 1975, they found a population receptive to their nationalist message but with different expectations about the promises of independence. In producing and consuming music, Angolans formed a new image of independence and nationalist politics. A compilation of Angolan music is included in CD format.
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26. A Predator On Our Streets
by O. B. Harnage
Paperback: 244 Pages (2006-07-06)
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Asin: 1412006163
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An engrossing story of death, love and intrigue as told by a narcotics undercover agent embedded deep within the drug alliance of South Africa. Fiction takes you deep into reality. ... Read more

27. UMBUNDU KINSHIP & CHARACTER, Being a description of the social structure and individual development of the Ovimbundu of Angola with observations concerning the bearing on the enterprise of the Christian Missions of Certain Phases of The Life and Culture
by Gladwyn Murray Childs
 Hardcover: Pages (1949)

Asin: B00220P6BO
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28. Spectacular Display: The Art of Nkanu Initiation Rituals
by Dr. Annemieke Van Dammem
Paperback: 96 Pages (2003-04-19)
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Asin: 0856675547
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This book illustrates and describes the decorated wall panels, sculpture and masks created during initiation rites of the young men of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola. On a broader level, the book explores the artistic and craft traditions of the local artisans.
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29. Our History Is Still Being Written: The Story of Three Chinese-Cuban Generals in the Cuban Revolution
by Armando Choy; Gustavo Chui; Moises Sio Wong
Paperback: 240 Pages (2006-01-15)
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Asin: 0873489780
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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A chapter in the chronicle of the Cuban Revolution, as told by those on the front lines of that ongoing epic.

Armando Choy, Gustavo Chui, and Moisés Sío Wong—three young rebels of Chinese-Cuban ancestry—threw themselves into the great proletarian battle that defined their generation. They became combatants in the clandestine struggle and 1956–58 revolutionary war that brought down a U.S.-backed dictatorship and opened the door to the socialist revolution in the Americas. Each became a general in Cuba’s Revolutionary Armed Forces.

Here they talk about the historic place of Chinese immigration to Cuba, as well as more than five decades of revolutionary action and internationalism, from Cuba to Angola, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. Through their stories the social and political forces that gave birth to the Cuban nation and still shape our epoch unfold. We see how millions of ordinary men and women like them changed the course of history, becoming different human beings in the process.

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5-0 out of 5 stars an important book
This is a great book for university students in the field of history or Latin American politics. Usually we are accustomed to reading only the interviews of Dr. Fidel Castro but rarely do we get a glimpse of others who did battle as well during the Cuban Revolution--1956-58--and these are the three Cuban-Chinese generals. This is a great oral history book on Cuban history as well as Cuban-Chinese relations. It is fascinating to read what these--highly intelligent--generals have to say about their Cuban Government and its role on international relations. A must have for any University student studying Latin American history and/or politics.

5-0 out of 5 stars A highly personalized yet nonetheless valuable look at the evolution of modern Cuban history and politics
The collaborative work of Armando Choy, Gustavo Chui and Moises Sio Wong, Our History Is Still Being Written: The Story Of Three Chinese-Cuban Generals In The Cuban Revolution is the personal testimony of three individuals of Chinese-Cuban ancestry who became involved in the 1956-58 revolutionary war that ended the America-backed dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista, with lasting repercussions for socialist revolution in Latin America. Their stories cover not only the excitement of fifty years ago, but also the years since up to the modern day from problems with food shortages to postmodern wars of ideas. An appendix includes two essays by Fidel Castro and one by Nelson Mandela. Most Of Our History Is Still Being Written is told in interview/narrative format, directly from the mouths of the authors; black-and-white photographs offer glimpses of key turning points in Cuban history. A highly personalized yet nonetheless valuable look at the evolution of modern Cuban history and politics.

5-0 out of 5 stars If you are at all curious about Cuba, START WITH THIS BOOK
If you are at all serious about fundamental social change in this century, READ THIS BOOK:

Although this book takes the form of interviews with three Cuban generals of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Chinese origins-- yes there are Chinese in Cuba, propotionately the immigration there was many times greater than to the U.S.; three are yes, generals in the armed forces and leaders of the revolution;no, not everyone of Chinese origins fled the Revolution-- the best part is that you get a wide ranging, broad-scope picture of the Cuban Revolution from the war against the Batista dictatorship through the "Bay of Pigs"/Playa Giron imperial invasion ( attempted, anyway) ; theOctober 1962 "missile" crisis; Cuba's role in defending Angola fron then-racist-apartheid South Africa, speeding the democratic revolution throughout southern Africa; the economic crisis of the early to mid 1990s; all the way to Cuba's solidarity aid to Venezuela in the teeth of the Empire's threats to both countries, and the current revolution-within-the-revolution known in Cuba as the Battle of Ideas. All this recounted by fighters who PARTICIPATED in these events ! The Cuban Revolution is not "holding out" or merely "surviving"; it is marching fowardeven if the future is one of struggle amid difficulties...the Cuban people, governemt and Revolution are WINNING. They are beating The Empire everyday. Find out why-- read this book !

5-0 out of 5 stars Inside view of Cuba's mission in the world
The three Cuban generals interviewed for this book are all of Chinese descent and shed interesting light on the Chinese-Cuban community (proportionately the largest in the Americas). But the heart of this book is the tremendous opportunity the Cuban Revolution has given these men to advance the cause of human solidarity. They have a down-to-earth approach and their reflections include striking examples as well as razor-sharp observations. Although all three are past retirement age, they all play leading roles in the revolution today, which they discuss in these interviews. This is ongoing history, which they are still living. In this book you get an inside look at the tremendous role Cuba played in Angola as well as a picture of the type of critical humanitarian solidarity Cuba is able to extend to Venezuela today. They show why a society based on international solidarity can successfully challenge the fangs-bared, dog-eat-dog example of the U.S.These interviews cover a variety of topics, such as racism, underdevelopment, the environment, agriculture, military strategy, and the role of youth. The photographs in this beautiful book are an education in themselves. While amazon may list this book as not available from time to time, it is always available from the Pathfinder z store listed under "new and used" at the top of this page.

5-0 out of 5 stars A smorgasbord of insights on Cuba today
Full of unexpected and detailed stories about Cuba in the world today...Yugoslavia could have withstood NATO bombings in the 1990s if army officers had used underground tunnels and the system of reserves put in place during World War II to allow the population to sustain itself, one of the Chinese-Cuban generals interviewed in this book says. He explains that Cuba's defense relies on such a system of reserves (not only food but also pencils and paper to keep schools open!): to give the rest of the world time to come to Cuba's aid and organize solidarity in the event of a military attack. So he spearheaded a wildly successful program in Cuba to develop urban agriculture and increase domestic food production. A part of this effort: convincing Cubans to eat veggies...the generals went to Angola to help fight the South African invasion in the 80s, one lost a leg there; one went to Venezuela on the recommendation of the UN to help them develop a food production program like the Cubans'...they all talk about what it was like growing up Chinese under the Batista dictatorship...Who would have guessed that the number of Chinese who moved to Cuba in the mid1800s was roughly the same as the number who moved to the US? An easy read, and you just never know what the next chapter will talk about.
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30. Sowing the Dragon's Teeth: Land Mines and the Global Legacy of War
by Philip C. Winslow
Paperback: 184 Pages (1998-10-01)
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Asin: 0807050059
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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"Gives the statistics a painfully human face."

—The Washington Post Book World

Philip Winslow offers the most complete and compelling book on land mines—the issue brought to world attention with the awarding of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize to the Campaign to Ban Land Mines. He draws on his years as a foreign correspondent in the Middle East, the Balkans, and Africa, and journeys into rural Angola, where he introduces us to the victims, the deminers, and the way land mines destroy economies and infrastructures. He also writes about the Campaign to Ban Land Mines and the ways we might finally pull the "dragon's teeth" from the earth, to restore it to those who live there.
"Winslow's fine book puts names and faces to the victims and begs us to beware. Only such harrowing testimony and eloquent pleading will rid us of this scourge."

—William F. Schulz, executive director, Amnesty International
"Winslow's moving and powerful book shows why some weapons are so insidious that they do not belong in the arsenals of civilized nations. A land mine is such a weapon. It should be banished from the earth."

—U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy
"Makes a strong case that such a ban—championed by the late Princess Diana—is a necessity."

—Boston Herald
"A thoughtful, sometimes harrowing portrait."

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4-0 out of 5 stars real saints
If there are saints in the world, it is the people who clear minefields for a living.This book is a real education into the lives of mine victims and those heroes who clear minefields for others.The stories it tells are very human stories.Very moving, and gives me an understanding of what life is like in areas of serious conflict in the world (with a particular focus on Angola).My only complaint about this book is that the writing could be better (don't get me wrong, it's not bad, it just seems a little choppy).Everyone should read this book.It's a real education into what lives are like for people in Angola.

5-0 out of 5 stars Landmine statistics transformed into human reality
Dragons' Teeth?Landmines?One and the same. Statistics?People? One and the same.Philip Winslow has taken the seemingly unendingplethora of statistics regarding landmine incidents, One every twenty minutes of every day of every year somewhere in the world, and put a human face on the problem. For example: An Angolan woman who has lost a leg to a landmine, and whose brother, as a soldier, placed landmines in the ground in the same country. An American student in Israel who loses a leg while camping. British deminers now working to clear the land. A Canadian Peacekeeper killed in Croatia while removing landmines. All statistics, but also all very real people. And Winslow has the ability to take you to the site of their encounters with these deadly weaponsand experience it for yourself. All that is missing is the noise, the smell, the confusion, the anguish-and the pain. A chilling reminder of the monumental problem facing the world community;to rid the land of these "Silent Soldiers," left buried in the ground long after the conflict is over and the human soldiers either have been buried, or have departed for home. And a reminder that Nationality, place of birth, sex, age or affluence makes no difference to the "Silent Soldier" about to be trod upon and detonated. "Must reading" for those North Americans who believe they are not affected, nor will they be affected, by the mines buried in the ground in some far off place. I can unequivocally state that landmines can and do affect "North Americans". My son happens to be the Canadian Peacekeeper mentioned above, and one might therefore say I am biased in regards to this publication. However, having read many reports and publicationsabout landmines in the three years since his death, I have found none that has the ability to pique my interest and compels me to read on, as has "Sowing the Dragon's Teeth." Bravo, Philip Winslow! ... Read more


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