Thursday 6 May @ 18:00 South African Time – BOOK LAUNCH INVITATION
Wits University Press, the Wits History Workshop and IFAS-Research invite you to participate in an online book launch event
JOIN US for the launch and discussion of Cuba & Africa 1959-1994 _ Writing an alternative Atlantic History
Edited by Giulia Bonacci, Adrien Delmas and Kali Argyriadis
Editors Giulia Bonacci and Adrien Delmas, and contributors João Felipe Gonçalves and Shamil Jeppie will be in conversation with Robert van Niekerk (Wits School of Governance).
When: Thursday 6 May 2021
at 18h00 SAST(South African time)
Please register for this Zoom event in advance of the meeting
About the book:
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, 1959-1994is 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 South Africa
– and shows how much of the encounter between Cuba and Africa took place in nonmilitaristic fields: humanitarian and medical, scientific and educational, cultural and