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A comparison of the Angolan diaspora and their biblical counterparts in the post-exilic period.

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This study examines the Angolan Diaspora in the recent history of Angola, paying attention to the phenomenon of displacement. The Angolan history is used to compare the situation of displaced Angolans with the situation of Judean exiles during the Babylonian and Persian periods (600-300 BCE). Chapter one deals with the introduction. Chapter two of this thesis provides a detailed description of Angola from Geography to its minerals that are fuel to the conflict, financing the war (in both sides), which is the main cause of Diaspora in Angola. Chapter three discusses the social phenomenon of displacement as well as the refugee crisis in Africa and in particular in Angola. Chapter four discusses displacement in the Ancient Near East as well as displacement in the Biblical times. Chapter five provides an analysis of Psalm 74 and the Angolan responses in form of songs. Chapter six is conclusion.


Thesis (M.A.)-University of Durban-Westville, 2000.


Theses--Religion., Angola.