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An accomplice couple in the love they have for the History of Angola

For over 40 years studying West Africa, the American historian John Thornton has just presented his reference book, in which he compiles everything he has been researching.


With a vast work on Angola and some of its most emblematic figures, the researcher prepares a collection of letters from the king of Kongo, Mvemba to Nzinga, after the biography of Kimpa Vita. In an interview with Jornal de Angola, the professor at Boston University reveals his love for the history of Angola and his complicity with his wife, also historian Linda Heywood, who wrote a biography of Queen Nzinga.

“We met at the Overseas Historical Archive, in Lisbon, in 1978. Our courtship consisted largely of reading and discussing the history of Angola,” he says.

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