Fred Bridgland

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Fred Bridgland
NationalityBritish
OccupationWriter and Biographer.
Known forWriting about South Africa's involvement in Angola

Fred Bridgland is a British writer and biographer. During the Angolan Civil War, he wrote about South Africa's involvement in Angola and in the 1990s he revealed human rights abuses committed by UNITA rebels under the command of Jonas Savimbi.[1] Critics have derided his biography of Savimbi, Jonas Savimbi: A Key to Africa, as the work of an apologist.[2] Bridgland has denied this claim in interviews, saying rather he was just a biographer.[3]

Bridgland has also written 3 books, including: The War for Africa: Twelve Months That Transformed a Continent, Jonas Savimbi: A Key to Africa, and Katiza's Journey[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winnie the murderer - OPINION | Politicsweb". www.politicsweb.co.za. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Angola: Don't Simplify History, Says Savimbi's Biographer". allAfrica. 2002. Archived from the original on 29 November 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2008.
  3. ^ Adam, Heribert (24 February 2020). "I will make you pay". London Review of Books. Vol. 42, no. 5. ISSN 0260-9592. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  4. ^ Adam, Heribert (24 February 2020). "I will make you pay". London Review of Books. Vol. 42, no. 5. ISSN 0260-9592. Retrieved 12 August 2021.