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The independence of Mozambique in 1975 and its decolonisation process attracted worldwide attention as a successful example of ìnational unityî. Yet, the armed conflict that broke out between the government and the guerrilla force in 1977 lasted for sixteen years and resulted in over a million deaths and several million refugees, placing this concept of ìnational unityî into doubt. For nearly twenty years, Sayaka Funada-Classen interviewed people in rural communities in Mozambique. By examining their testimonies, historical documents, previous studies, international and regional politics, and the changes that various interventions under colonialism brought to the traditional social structure, this book demonstrates that the seeds of ìdivisionî had already been planted while the liberation movement was seeking ìunityî in the struggle years. Presenting a comprehensive history of contemporary Mozambique, this book is indispensable for Mozambican scholars. It promises to serve as a landmark study not only for historians and the scholars of African studies but also for those who give serious consideration to the problems of conflict and peace in the world.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-3
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction. Seeking the Origins of Unity and Division
  2. pp. 1-56
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  1. Chapter 1. Emergence of “Mozambique”and Social Changes under Colonial Rule
  2. pp. 57-96
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  1. Chapter 2. Characteristics of Maúa and the Process of Colonisation
  2. pp. 97-136
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  1. Chapter 3. Mozambique Before the Liberation Struggle
  2. pp. 137-202
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  1. Chapter 4. World Politics from 1960 to 1975 and Mozambique’s Liberation Struggle
  2. pp. 203-286
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  1. Chapter 5. Maúa Circumscription during the Liberation Struggle
  2. pp. 287-374
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  1. Conclusion. From the Liberation Struggle to Post-independence Armed Conflict
  2. pp. 375-394
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 395-415
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. 416-417
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  1. About the Author, About the Translator
  2. pp. 418-441
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  1. Index of Organisations and Institutions
  2. pp. 419-424
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  1. Index of People and Ethnic Groups
  2. pp. 425-429
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  1. Index of Place Names
  2. pp. 430-433
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781920489984
Related ISBN
9781920489977
MARC Record
OCLC
867742106
Pages
442
Launched on MUSE
2013-12-09
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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