Accepted paper:

National reconciliation and collective memory in Angola

Authors:

Gilson Lazaro (ISCTE-IUL)
Osvaldo Silva (USP/CEIC-UCAN)

Paper short abstract:

This paper proposes to launch a reflection on the hand of national reconciliation and collective memory in Angola after the end of the long armed conflict.

Paper long abstract:

The paper proposes to approach the main steps in the process of unity and national reconciliation in Angola, seeking to understand, ten years after the end of the long civil war, to what extent such a process represented, in part, the implementation of a policy of collective memory whose meaning up summed in the annulment of the possibility of testimony and social traumas of collective catharsis in favor of a tangential pacification of society.

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Angola in the aftermath of civil war: overcoming the impacts of protracted violence