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For younger readers

Harrison, Peter, ed. History of Southern Africa. Facts on File, 2003. Reference work for grade 7 and up.

Sheehan, Sean. Angola. 2nd ed. Marshall Cavendish, 1999. For readers in grades 5 to 7.


Birmingham, David. Frontline Nationalism in Angola and Mozambique. Africa World, 1992. Brief introduction to recent history in Angola and Mozambique.

Brittain, Victoria. Death of Dignity: Angola's Civil War. Africa World, 1998. Analysis of the causes and results of Angola's civil war.

Kapuascianski, Ryszard.Trans. William R. Brand and Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand. Another Day of Life. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987. Polish journalist's vivid account of final days of guerrilla warfare that ended Portuguese rule in Angola but exacerbated unwinnable factional warfare.

Laure, Jason. Angola. Rev ed. Children's Press, 1990. For readers in grade 6 and up.

Maier, Karl. Angola: Promises and Lies. Independent Publishers Group, 1996. How ordinary people have been affected by Angola's ongoing civil war.

Marcum, John. The Angolan Revolution. 2 vols. MIT Press, 1969-1978. Struggle for independence from Portugal and among nationalist movements. Volume 1 covers 1950 to 1962, volume 2 covers 1962 to 1976.

Minter, William. Apartheid's Contras: An Inquiry into the Roots of War in Angola and Mozambique. St. Martin's, 1994. Probing, dispassionate examination of the civil wars in Angola and Mozambique and of South African involvement in them.

Tvedten, Inge. Angola. HarperCollins, 1997. An accessible introduction to one of the most resource-rich countries in Africa.

Windrich, Elaine. The Cold War Guerrilla: Jonas Savimbi, the U.S. Media, and the Angolan War. Greenwood, 1992.


Microsoft Encarta 2009. 1993-2008 Microsoft Corporation.

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