Conceiving Mozambique

  • John A. Marcum
  • Edmund  Burke III
  • Michael W. Clough

Part of the African Histories and Modernities book series (AHAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. John A. Marcum
    Pages 1-16
  3. John A. Marcum
    Pages 17-34
  4. John A. Marcum
    Pages 35-53
  5. John A. Marcum
    Pages 55-71
  6. John A. Marcum
    Pages 73-84
  7. John A. Marcum
    Pages 85-99
  8. John A. Marcum
    Pages 101-106
  9. John A. Marcum
    Pages 107-128
  10. John A. Marcum
    Pages 129-154
  11. John A. Marcum
    Pages 155-170
  12. John A. Marcum
    Pages 171-188
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 189-199

About this book


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 Assembled from his rich archive of unpublished letters, diaries, and transcribed conversations with figures such as Eduardo Mondlane, Adelino Gwambe, and Marcelino dos Santos, this book captures the key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.


anti-colonial movements in Mozambique US/Soviet politics in African policy independence movements in 20th century Africa political history of the Mozambican liberation process democracy in Africa African nationalism Eduardo Mondlane Frelimo Portuguese Africa Mozambique independence Mozambican nationalism

Authors and affiliations

  • John A. Marcum
    • 1
  1. 1.Santa CruzUSA

Editors and affiliations

  • Edmund  Burke III
    • 1
  • Michael W. Clough
    • 2
  1. 1.University of California, Santa CruzSanta CruzUSA
  2. 2.OaklandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-65986-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-65987-9
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