A SHORT HISTORY OF MOZAMBIQUE

: Newitt (M.)

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252pp., illus., maps, paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2018

 

First published in the UK in 2017.

A history of Mozambique from its origins in the Indian Ocean trading system and the Portuguese maritime empire to the civil war that followed independence and its after-effects.

"Malyn Newitt has demonstrated why he is one of the leading historians of modern Mozambique. This book charts the creation of Mozambique from colonialism and provides valuable insight into the deep structural and cultural challenges of Mozambique today. A must read for academics, NGOS, governments and business interested in Mozambique’s history and how it influences its future." Alex Vines, OBE, Head of the Africa Programme at Chatham House and Senior Lecturer, Coventry University

"Malyn Newitt has distilled a lifetime of research and teaching on Mozambique into this well-informed and clearly written text, which will become a mandatory introduction to the country’s history. He brings the story up to the present, judiciously weighing up divergent interpretations." William Gervase Clarence-Smith, School of Oriental and African Studies, London

Malyn Newitt, now retired, was Deputy Vice Chancellor of Exeter University and first holder of the Charles Boxer Chair at King’s College London. His books include Portugal in Africa: the last hundred years, A History of Mozambique and Emigration and the Sea.