279pp., illus., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2020
"This collection provides an understanding and an explanation of Cuba’s interaction with Africa between 1959 and 1994, beginning with the Cuban Revolution and ending with South Africa’s democratic election. Excitingly, these essays reflect understandings of the Cuba–African nexus from a range of disciplinary nodes. This is interdisciplinary scholarship in a real and symbolic way – and at its most interesting too." Peter Vale, Senior Fellow, Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, University of Pretoria
"Cuba and Africa broadens our knowledge of the political, military and diplomatic trajectory that brought about a democratic dispensation in Southern Africa, and provides insight into the lesser-known roots of cultural influences between Cuba and Africa - from the poets and artists to the musicians and dancers." Mandla Langa, author of The Lost Colours of the Chameleon
"Cuban policy and African Politics. Congo-Brazzaville and Angola, 1963-1977" by Héloïse Kiriakou and Bernardo J.C. André
"Cuban internationalism in Africa. Civil Cooperation with Angola and its Aftermath" by Christine Hatzky
"The Experience of a Multidisciplinary Research into Angola’s National Question: Anthropology in a War Context" by Pablo Rodríguez Ruiz.
Giulia Bonacci is a historian and researcher at the Institute of Research for Development, and is posted at the Migrations and Society Research Unit (URMIS), University of Côte d’Azur.
Adrien Delmas is Director of the Centre Jacques Berque in Rabat and an associate researcher at the Institut des Mondes Africains, Paris.
Kali Argyriadis is an anthropologist and researcher at the Institute of Research for Development, and is posted at the Migrations and Society Research Unit (URMIS), University of Paris.