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The Boers in Angola, 1928-1975

Author: Nicol Stassen
Publisher: Pretoria : Protea Book House, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"Like the Amish, the Boers of Angola remained caught in a time bubble. Far from their culture, this small group of Afrikaners maintained their 'Afrikanerskap' under very difficult circumstances. The community of about 400 Afrikaners who remained in Angola after 1928 were left to oblivion, and were later described as a 'living fossil' and victims of their own conservatism. During these Angola Boers' stay in Angola  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicol Stassen
ISBN: 9781869193959 1869193954
Language Note: Translation of: Afrikaners in Angola, 1928-1975.
OCLC Number: 724388777
Description: 656 pages, [49] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color maps, portraits (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Background --
Part 1. The role played by the environment --
Part II. Angola's historical development to 1975 --
Angola's population --
Angola's economy --
Part III. The Thirstland Treks and the Afrikaners of Angola (1874-1928) --
Angola's Afrikaners (1928-1958) --
Economic circumstances (1928-1958) --Material culture (1928-1958) --
Spiritual culture (1928-1958) --
Education (1928-1958) --
Religious life (1928-1958) --
Relations with other communities (1928-1958) --
Part IV. Social circumstances (1928-1958) --
The repatriation of 1958 --
Part V. The Afrikaners of Angola (1958-1975) --
The last Afrikaners flee from Angola (1975) --
Meaning --
Other Titles: Afrikaners in Angola, 1928-1975.
Responsibility: Nicol Stassen ; [translator, Jan Schaafsma].


Nicol Stassen devotes, among others, an entire chapter to the gripping story of the Dorsland (Thirstland) Trekkers and their adventures.  Read more...
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Stassen (research, U. of Pretoria, South Africa) recounts the story of the Thirstland Trekkers, three groups of farmers who settled in Angola after suffering travel through inhospitable lands from Read more...

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