On this website:


  • O Observatório da Chicala / Chicala Observatory, a database involving neighborhood residents, local authorities and professionals of Chicala, Luanda www.chicala.org
  • Heritage of Portuguese Influence (HPIP) website – www.hpip.org
  • Development Workshop Angola’s website featuring an online library and audio recordings of their regular Friday Debates and Urban Debates – dw.angonet.org
  • Diamang Digital, a repository of documents (text, pictures, photographs and sound archives) from the former Diamond Company of Angola, Diamang – Companhia de Diamantes de Angola. Material ranges from 1936 to 1974. The archival collection is housed at the University of Coimbra, Portugal  – www.diamangdigital.net


  • “A Walk Through the City: Stories and Histories of Luanda,  1575-1975” by Cécile Fromont, University of Chicago – free PDF download


  • The Boers in East Africa: Ethnicity and Identity by Brian M. Du Toit (1982) – Google Books
  • Intonations: A Social History of Music and Nation in Luanda, Angola, from 1945 to Recent Times, by Marissa Jean Moorman (Ohio University Press, 2008) – Google Books
  • Various books of research written by Dr. José C. Curto on the historical demography of Angola in the 18th & 19th centuries; Atlantic Slave Trade; Angola Slaves in Brazil – www.yorku.ca/gradhist/facultypro/Curto.html
  • Various books of research written by John Gossweiler (1873-1952; born in Regensdorf, Zuric). He served as botanist to the Government of Angola from 1899 until his death. His collections of African plants were received steadily by European and American herbaria over the course of his 53 years in Angola. His publications included: Conspectus Florae Angolensis (first volume published in 55 parts between 1937 and 1951); Carta Fitogeográfica de Angola (co-authored with F.A. Mendonça, 1939) and Flora Exótica de Angola (1949-1950) – www.plants.jstor.org/stable/10.5555/al.ap.person.bm000003094


These are primarily English language resources. Please feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of the page with your suggested links in any language.

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