Linda Heywood



Associate Professor at the Boston University, USA. Important works on Angola, especially on the history of the Central Highland and on the socio-political consequences of caravan trade, recently also on the Angolan diaspora; including:

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Selected Bibliography:

   Production Trade and Power: the Political Economy of Central Angola, 1850–1930. PhD thesis 1985;

   “Growth and Decline of African Agriculture in Central Angola, 1890–1950”, Journal of Southern African Studies 13(3), 1987;

   “Slavery and Forced Labor in the Changing Political Economy of Central Angola, 1850–1949,” in: Suzanne Miers and Richard Roberts (eds.), The End of Slavery in Africa. Madison 1988;

   (ed.) The African Diaspora: Africans and their Descendants in the Wider World Since 1800. Boston 1989;

   “Towards an Understanding of Modern Political Ideology in Africa: The Case of the Ovimbundu of Central Angola”, Journal of Modern African Studies 36, 1998, pp. 138-167;

   Ovimbundu women and social change, 1880–1926”, in: Maria Emília Madeira Santos (ed.), A África e a Instalação do Sistema Colonial (c. 1885 – c. 1930). III Reunião Internacional de História de África – Actas. Lisbon 2000, pp. 441-453;

   Contested Power in Angola, 1840s to the Present. Rochester 2000;

   (ed.) Central Africans in the American Diaspora: An Understudied Dimension of the African Diaspora. Cambridge 2001.



Memory through Space and Time: Queen Njinga and Remembrance in Angola and Brazil