MANCHESTER, England (PRWEB) April 25, 2016
Chantal Alidor Kayitakatembo was shocked, disappointed and left indignant by what he saw as the falsification of the Tchokwe people’s history by Angolan authorities and historians. He says that he could not abide by the denial of the history of the Tchokwe people by the local government and the international community, and he could not stand to see it forgotten. This drove him to write “O Império Tchokwe; Angola; O Mapa Cor - De - Rosa E A Conferê Ncia De Berlim De 1885,” (published by Xlibris UK) to preserve the history of the Tchokwe and stem the tide of historical revisionism.
Kayitakatembo’s book makes a case for the independence of Eastern Angola, showing it to be different from Angola by providing evidence proving that the Tchokwe Empire was never part of the Angolan nation. It also shows the historic plight of the Tchokwe people, the invasion, exploitation, abuse and rejection they had to endure, and how their nation was destroyed by the titular 1885 Berlin Converence. Kayitakatembo makes shocking revelations, which include massive discrimination, the chaotic and uncontrolled exploitation of mineral resources and the total humiliation of the Tchokwe people, which he says began in the past and continues on to this day as a great injustice to an indiginous ethnic group, a grave consequence and a sordid legacy of the colonialism of bygone eras.
Kayitakatembo states that the information in this book contradicts the entire colonial history of Angola and that this is the first time his account has ever been published, bringing an in depth look at the true history that he alleges was hidden by the Portugese and Angolan government authorities. With “O IMPÉRIO TCHOKWE; ANGOLA; O MAPA COR - DE - ROSA E A CONFERÊ NCIA DE BERLIM DE 1885” he bolsters readers’ understanding on the intricate and delicate matters of Angolan affairs.
“O Império Tchokwe; Angola; O Mapa Cor - De - Rosa E A Conferê Ncia De Berlim De 1885”
By Chantal Alidor Kayita-Ka-Tembo
Hardcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 436 pages | ISBN 9781456822316
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 436 pages | ISBN 9781456822309
E-Book | 436 pages | ISBN 9781514449028
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About the Author
Chantal Alidor Kayita-Ka-Tembo was born in the municipality of Tchitato in the province of Lunda-Norte. He has a degree in political science, is a historian and an expert of the Tchokwe Empire. Apart from being a teacher, he was also co-founder of the Social Renewal political Party. He also founded the Liberal Party of Angola, acting as a First Secretary General. He also promoted projects called Kurikunga and the memorandum in the Lunda-Norte province.
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