Conceiving Mozambique

Conceiving Mozambique

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This long-awaited book is a vivid history of Frelimo, the liberation movement that gained power in Mozambique following the sudden collapse of Portuguese rule in 1974. The leading scholar of the liberation struggle in Portuguese Africa, John Marcum completed this work shortly before his death, after a lifetime of research and close contact with many of the major Mozambican nationalists of the time. Assembled from his rich archive of unpublished letters, diaries, and transcribed conversations with figures such as Eduardo Mondlane, Adelino Gwambe, and Marcelino dos Santos, this book captures the key issues and personalities that shaped the era. With unique insight into the Mozambican struggle and the tragic short-sightedness of U.S. policy, Conceiving Mozambique encourages a dispassionate re-examination of the movement’s costs as well as its remarkable accomplishments.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319659862
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 11/23/2017
Series: African Histories and Modernities
Edition description: 1st ed. 2018
Pages: 199
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

John A. Marcum was Professor Emeritus at UC Santa Cruz, USA. His two volumes on Angola, The Angolan Revolution, Vol. 1: The Anatomy of an Explosion, 1950-1962 (1969) and Vol. 2: Exile Politics and Guerrilla Warfare, 1962-1976 (1978) have been widely recognized as the authoritative account of the protracted Angolan liberation struggle.

Table of Contents

1. Eduardo Mondlane

2. The Rise of Mozambican Nationalism

3. Frelimo

4. The Ravages of Exile Politics

5. OAU, UN and US

6. Mondlane in Dar Es Salaam

7. New Contenders

8. Students vs. Soldiers

9. Mondlane's Assassination

10. The Collapse of Portugal

11. Independent Mozambique

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