Oppressed and resisting: dreaming of the liberation of southern Africa

TitleOppressed and resisting: dreaming of the liberation of southern Africa
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsT.A. van der Hoog
EditorM. van Groesen, K. van Ommen, A.-I. Richard, A. Schrikker, M. Storms, and G. verhoeven
Secondary TitleMaps that made history: 1000 years of world history in 100 old maps
Date Published2022
PublisherLannoo Publishers
Place PublishedTielt
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number9789401485302
Keywordshistory, liberation, maps (form), Southern Africa
Civil wars and wars of liberation put southern Africa at the centre of world attention from the 1960s to the 1990s. It was a region where hope alternated with despair, disaster with dreams. This chapter analyses a map of southern Africa that was produced in 1970 by the Angola Comité, Rhodesië Comité and the Anti-Apartheidsbeweging Nederland. The map illustrates the tension between colonial legacies and rising nationalisms. As such, it refers to a disputed history while at the same time presenting an imagined future that has only partially come about. The chapter is part of the book Maps That Made History: 1000 Years of World History in 100 Old Maps, edited by Martijn Storms and published by Lannoo. 
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