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Historical Dictionary of Mozambique (African Historical Dictionaries)
Mario Azevedo, et al
0810837927
January 2004
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Book Description
The Historical Dictionary of Mozambique, Second Edition is a concise chronological analysis of the historical, socio-political, economic, and cultural issues Mozambique has faced as well as the personalities that have shaped its history from the earliest times to the present.

About the Author
Mario J. Azevedo (BA, European history, Catholic University; MA, European history, American; PhD, African history, Duke) was born and educated in Mozambique and came to the U.S. as a political refugee in 1965. Chairman, Dept. of Afro-American and African Studies and Frank Porter Graham Professor, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, he is well-known as the author of several books and numerous articles on former French Equatorial Africa and Southern Africa. He has also been on the Board...


History of Mozambique
Malyn Newitt
0253340063
March 1995
Hardcover
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Mozambique
Jens Erik Torp
0861874323
June 1990
Hardcover
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Secrets of the Savanna
Mark James Owens, Cordelia Dykes Owens
0395893100
May 24, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. This is a fascinating look at the interplay of social and wildlife upheavals in Africa in the early 1990s and a worthy follow-up to the authors'Cry of the Kalahari. They describe traveling to the "remote and ruggedly beautiful" Luangwa Valley, in northeastern Zambia, to help save the North Luangwa National Park, where the elephant population had been decimated by poachers. The pair alternate writing chapters, with Mark presenting historical background to the region's human and animal problems and describing interactions with corrupt government security officers who eventually force the Owenses from Zambia. Although Mark's writing is vivid, Delia's chapters present the book's most moving scenes, featuring the day-to-day life of the animals and the social disruption caused by poaching: she sees...


Pounders of Grain: A History of Women, Work, and Politics in Mozambique
Kathleen F. Sheldon
0325070911
June 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
This history of women in Mozambique moves from a description of various mid-19th century rural societies to an examination of the impact of structural adjustment and processes of democratization at the end of the 20th century.

About the Author
KATHLEEN E. SHELDON is an independent historian, affiliated as a research scholar with the University of California, Los Angeles, Center for the Study of Women. She has taught and published on a variety of issues related to history and politics in Mozambique and to African women's history.


A Postmodern Nationalist
Phillip Rothwell
0838755852
June 2004
Hardcover
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Pounders of Grain: A History of Women, Work, and Politics in Mozambique
Kathleen F. Sheldon
0325071012
June 2002
Paperback
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Review
“This comprehensive history of women in Mozambique from the late 19th century to the present is thoroughly researched, logically organized, and clearly written. In her search for African women's perspectives, independent scholar Sheldon makes innovative use of songs, proverbs, folk tales, naming practices, and oral interviews. Distinguishing among a wide variety of ethnic groups, she investigates women's experiences prior to colonization; the impact of colonialism on women's work, status, and living conditions; the nature of women's involvement in the anticolonial struggle; and women's role in the development of an independent, socialist nation. Finally, Sheldon assesses the effect of socialist reforms on women's lives, the changing nature of women's work, and the devastating impact of war, privatization, and IMF-imposed...


From Enslavement to Environmentalism: Politics on a Southern African Frontier (Culture, Place, and Nature)
David Mcdermott Hughes
0295985909
April 30, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
From Enslavement to Environmentalismtakes a challenging ethnographic and historical look at the politics of ecodevelopment in the Zimbabwe-Mozambiqueborder zone. David Hughes argues that European colonization in southern Africa has profoundly reshaped rural politics and culture and continues to do so, as neoliberal developers commoditize the lands of African peasants in the name of conservation and economic progress. Hughes builds his engaging analysis around a sort of natural experiment: in the past, whites colonized British Zimbabwe but avoided Portuguese Mozambique almost entirely. In Zimbabwe, chiefdoms that had historically focused on controlling people began to follow the English example of consolidating political power by dividing and controlling land. Meanwhile, in Mozambique, Portugal perpetuated traditional...


Complicated War: The Harrowing of Mozambique
William Finnegan
0520082664
January 1992
Textbook Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
According to a United Nations survey, nearly a million Mozambicans have died in the fighting between the Soviet-backed Frente de Libertacao ("Frelimo") and the South African-sponsored Resistancia Nacional ("Renamo"). Some three million have been driven from their homes, while food shortages are becoming acute countrywide. This engrossing, sensitive account by the author of Dateline Soweto: Travels with Black African Reporters details the results of a savage war that began in 1975, a year after Mozambique gained independence from Portugal. Finnegan describes the distintegration of the national economy ("Money means little because there's nothing to buy") and the near destruction of the country's transportation and communications systems. He introduces us to Mozambicans who reveal how the war has affected their...


The Politics of Peace in Mozambique: Post-Conflict Democratization, 1992-2000
Carrie L. Manning
0275976866
November 30, 2002
Hardcover
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Review
“Carrie Manning has provided us with the first book-length study of party dynamics in Mozambique, and many of her insights are worth furthur study....[a]nyone who wonders why Renamo continues to disrupt parliamentary proceedings more than a decade after the end of the war will appreciate what Manning has to say in this book.”–African Studies Review
“Carrie Manning has provided a focused analysis of party politics in Mozambique in the years following the implementation of the 1992 Peace Accord....Carrie Manning has provided us with the first book-length study of party dynamics in Mozabique, and many of her insights are worth further study....[a]nyone who wonders why Renamo continues to disrupt parliamentary proceedings more than a decade after the end of the war will appreciate what Manning has to say...


Cotton is the Mother of Poverty: Peasants, Work, and Rural Struggle in Colonial Mozambique, 1938-1961
Allen F. Isaacman
0435089781
October 1995
Paperback
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Review
“Isaacman provides both a wrenchingly detailed chronicle of the brutal monotony of the forced cotton regime, and a lucid and illuminating analysis of its contradictions.... This is an important contribution to the historiography of colonialism, labor, resistance, and agrarian change in Africa.”–Sara Berry, Northwestern University

Book Description
This book explores the lives of Mozambique's cotton producerstheir pain and suffering, their coping strategies, their struggles to survive.

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Why Peacekeeping Fails
Dennis C. Jett
0312239424
April 6, 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Jett, a former U.S. ambassador to Mozambique, assesses UN-sponsored peacekeeping since the Cold War and finds it wanting. He argues that vague objectives, inadequate forces, and bureaucratic politics converged to undercut the UN's effectiveness when confronted with civil wars of maddening complexity. Jett's analysis rests largely on a comparison between the failure in Angola and the limited success in Mozambique. This astute choice of cases--two Portuguese colonies that attained independence under similar circumstances--allows Jett to isolate shortcomings specific to the UN and explain why the Angola conflict outstripped the capabilities of UN peacekeepers. Angola's wealth of natural resources, for instance, enabled the combatants to purchase foreign arms in quantity, while superpower backing for the warring...


Dressing Station: A Surgeon's Chronicle of War and Medicine
Jonathan Kaplan
0802139620
February 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Surgeon-cum-journalist and documentary filmmaker Kaplan travels to the edges of the world and back in this confident, gripping debut, a field doctor's tale of life and death on the front lines. Journeying to the Middle East with an offshoot of M‚decins sans FrontiŠres (and in the process having much of his medical equipment mistakenly tossed from the back of a Marine helicopter into the mountains in northern Iraq), the South African native confronts the atrocities of the ongoing Turkish-Iraqi Kurdish conflict. Operating on floors, administering medicines by penlight, he saves a handful of refugees and loses many more, casualties "largely the victims of preventable suffering, inflicted by the policies and actions of their fellow humans." As a cruise ship doctor in the South China Sea, Kaplan treats...


A Different Kind of War Story (Ethnography of Political Violence)
Carolyn Nordstrom
0812216210
October 1997
Paperback
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Ending Mozambique's War: The Role of Mediation and Good Offices
Cameron R. Hume
1878379380
November 1994
Hardcover
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Modern African Wars (2) : Angola and Mozambique 1961-74 (Men-At-Arms Series, 202)
Peter Abbott, Ronald Volstad (Illustrator)
0850458439


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Book Description
Portugal was the first and last of the great European colonial powers. In 1960 the Portuguese flag still flew over vast expanses of African territory, and continued to fly there while others were busy granting independence to their African colonies. It was not until 1975 that it was finally forced down. The educated mestiços and assimilados were well aware of what was happening in other territories. They were encouraged by the fact that the Portuguese territories had begun to find themselves surrounded by newly independent states whose governments were sympathetic to the cause of African nationalism. It seemed that their time had come.

From the Publisher
Packed with specially commissioned artwork, maps and diagrams, the Men-at-Arms series is an unrivalled illustrated...


Mozambique: UN Peacekeeping in Action 1992-94
Richard Synge
1878379690
January 1997
Textbook Paperback
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A History of Mozambique
Malyn Newitt
0253340071


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Mozambique: UN Peacekeeping in Action 1992-94
Richard Synge
1878379704
October 1997
Hardcover
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