As part of Development Workshop’s celebration of 25 years work in Angola, DW invited the renowned historian David Birmingham to speak at our office in Luanda on September 19, 2006. We recently posted an audio recording of his talk on our website here:
Professor Birmingham transformed the history of Angola’s last one hundred years into a series of stories situated at ten year intervals beginning at 1906. The intriguing lecture covered the early Angolan resistance to colonial occupation, the period of Portuguese settler land acquisition, the beginning of the liberation war, independence and the civil-war period. Angola’s history was presented from the different perspectives of the variety of actors that experienced and influenced the events.
It was a privilege to have Professor Birmingham help us celebrate DW’s twenty five year contribution to Angola’s developing story!