Sousa Jamba

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  • Sean Rogers (University of the Witwatersrand )

Sousa Jamba was born in central Angola in 1966. As a result of the violence that followed Angola’s independence in 1975, Jamba fled to Zambia where he lived as a refugee. He returned to Angola in 1985 and took up work as a reporter and translator for the União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola, or UNITA) News Agency. In 1986, Jamba went to study in Britain on a journalism scholarship and in 1987 he started writing for the London based newspaper, The Spectator. Here, Jamba wrote of the brutality of the Angolan Civil War and its impact on the people caught up in the fighting. Importantly, he exposed his readership to crimes committed by UNITA in its war against t…

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Rogers, Sean. "Sousa Jamba". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 February 2009
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