Historical Dictionary of Mozambique

Front Cover
This Second Edition is designed to be the most comprehensive reference to the history of Mozambique from the earliest times to the present. As such, it addresses and analyzes the most relevant issues, personalities, and challenges the country has faced prior to colonialism, as a Portuguese colony from 1498 to 1975, and after achieving its independence in June 1975. The book fills a major gap in the literature of the continent given that Lusophone Africa has always received less attention from the scholarly in particular and the international community in general. For the informed, the volume serves as a quick chronological reference, for the novice it is an enriched source of both academic and non-academic information that cannot be found in any book published on Mozambique so far. Topics include: *Politics *Society *Culture *Religion *Science *Economics *Important personalities and leaders *Civil society The work also contains a chronological overview, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, important statistics, and an extensive bibliography in English, Portuguese, French, and other languages. This expanded edition is replete with more in-depth coverage, 50 new entries, and an updated bibliography that cites the most recent publications on Mozambique.

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Contents

Editors Foreword Jon Woronoff
xi
Introduction
xxxvii
THE DICTIONARY
1
Mozambique Captains and Governors 15011975
197
Bibliography
219
About the Authors
301
Copyright

About the author (2003)

Mario Azevedo was born in Mozambique and is presently chair of the African-American and African Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Tome Mbuia Joao is a Mozambican who works as a broadcaster in Portuguese at the Voice of America where he produces documentaries on African history, with emphasis on Lusophone Africa. Emmanuel Nnadozie is professor of economics at Truman State University.