“For several centuries Portugal directed its best elements to Brasil, its worth to Angola. Angola was a penal colony, the place of deportation for all manner of criminals and outcasts, for all those on society’s fringe. In old Lisbon, Angola was referred to as the país dos degradados, the country of the deported, the expelled, the finished. The low quality of Angola’s colonists helped Angola become one of the most backward of African countries.”
Do livro “Another day of Life”
de: Ryszard Kapuscinski.