EGERTON (F. Clement).— ANGOLA IN PERSPECTIVE. Endeavour and Achievement in Portuguese West Africa. Routledge & Kegan Paul. London. . In-4.º de 272 págs. E.
“The autor begins his account with its discovery in 1482, when Diogo Cao sailed up the river Congo and laid foundations on which the Portuguese hoped, for a time, to aid the native ruler to establish a negro monarchy on the lines of a contemporary European State, and he follows its history up to the present day, when an unparalleled degree of economic prosperty is making possible the carrting out of an extensive and ambitious developement plan within the framework of the Portuguese State.
“Colonel Egerton has spent many years studying Angola, its history and administration, and has travelled extensively in all parts of the country, and is therefore able to describe what he has learned and seen for himself. Like all African territories, Angola has many urgent problems to face but, as the author points out, it has been spared the most dangerous of all colonial catastrophes, that of racial antagonism, because of the very nature of the Portuguese tradition of colonization, based on the realisation of a common humanty.”
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