"Although much has been written on the foreign policies of the United Kingdom (UK), France and other great metropolitan powers towards Africa, very little has appeared in English on Portuguese foreign policy. It is often assumed that, after the 1974 Portuguese revolution, sudden de-colonisation was accompanied by a sudden loss of interest in Africa. Nothing could be further from the truth, and this book is an attempt to redress the lack of knowledge in English on the subject. Based on first hand author interviews conducted by Moses Venancio, and on other Portuguese sources, it offers a sympathetic, though critical account of a twenty year history often overlooked in the hegemony of Anglophonic knowledge."