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The Origins of War in Mozambique : a History of Unity and Division.

Author: Sayaka Funada-Classen
Publisher: Oxford : African Minds, 2013.
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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,  Read more...
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Funada-Classen, Sayaka.
Origins of War in Mozambique : A History of Unity and Division.
Oxford : African Minds, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sayaka Funada-Classen
ISBN: 9781920489984 1920489983
OCLC Number: 854520711
Description: 1 online resource (444 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Preface; List of Illustrations; List of Acronyms and Abbreviations; Dedication; INTRODUCTION -Seeking the Origins of Unity and Division; CHAPTER 1 --
Emergence of "Mozambique" and Social Changes under Colonial Rule; Emergence of Mozambique; Fundamental characteristics of Portuguese colonial rule; Resistance movements by African people; Changes in colonial rule; Changes in agricultural policies during the Second World War; Mozambican society after the Second World War; Conclusion; Notes. CHAPTER 2 --
Characteristics of Maúaand the Process of ColonisationThearea and people of Maúa; History of settlement; Th e traditional social structure and its transformation; Establishment of colonial rule; Th e introduction of the "Cotton Regime"; Makhuwa-Xirima and Makhuwa-Metto; Notes; CHAPTER 3 --
MozambiqueBefore the Liberation Struggle; Changes in the international environment and Portuguese colonial policy; Change of economic structure in southern Africa; Education and urbanisation of Africans; Germination of the anti-colonial movement in urban areas. The intensificationof colonial rule and the germination of the anti-colonial movement in rural areasThe1950s and Salazar's determination to retain the colonies; Notes; CHAPTER 4 --
World Politics from 1960 to 1975 and Mozambique's Liberation Struggle; The beginning of the volatile 1960s and the international situation; The formation of Mozambican liberation organisations and counter insurgencystrategies; The birth of FRELIMO and the choice of armed struggle; Mozambique just prior to FRELIMO's armed struggle; Theonset of the liberation war in Mozambique. The development of the liberation war and people in northern MozambiqueTheend of the liberation war to independence; Notes; CHAPTER 5 --
Maúa Circumscriptionduring the Liberation Struggle; Geographical, geopolitical and periodisationinfluences in Maúa during the liberation struggle; Maúa during the pre-liberation war period; Maúa just before the liberation war; Thebeginning of the liberation war in Maúa; Themiddle period of the liberation war in Maúa; Thelater period of the liberation war in Maúa; Theend of the liberation war in Maúa; Theaftermath of the liberation war in Maúa; Notes. CONCLUSION --
From the Liberation Struggle to Post-independence Armed ConflictSummary of previous chapters; Liberation struggle to independence; Theoutbreak of post-independence armed confl ict; In conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; About the Author; Back cover.

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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.

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