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Title:Special issue: the liberation script in Mozambican history
Editors:Assubuji, RuiISNI
Israel, Paolo
Thompson, Drew
Periodical:Kronos: Journal of Cape History (ISSN 0259-0190)
City of publisher:Bellville
Publisher:University of the Western Cape, Institute for Historical Research
Geographic term:Mozambique
Subjects:national liberation struggles
nation building
Abstract:The origins of this special issues lie in a workshop held at the University of the Western Cape in August 2012, which sought to open a dialogue around Mozambican historiography based on diverse scholarly traditions. The workshop reflected on the connection between nationalism and the writing of Mozambican history. The Mozambican case was taken as paradigmatic of a southern African tendency, whereby the political legitimacy acquired in liberation struggles - against Portuguese colonialism or white supremacist regimes - generated a triumphalist historical narrative, which became an instrument of state- and nation-building, a catalyst of collective identities, and a tool of power. Contributions: A loosening grip: the liberation script in Mozambican history (Paolo Israel); Politics and contemporary history in Mozambique: a set of epistemological notes (João Paulo Borges Coelho); Political rhetoric in the transition to Mozambican independence: Samora Machel in Beira, June 1975 (Colin Darch, David Hedges); The political sublime: reading Kok Nam, Mozambican photographer (1939-2012) (Rui Assubuji, Patricia Hayes); 'They can kill us but we won't go to the communal villages!' Peasants and the policy of 'socialisation of the countryside' in Zambezia (Sérgio Chichava); History writing and state legitimisation in postcolonial Mozambique: the case of the history workshop, Centre for African Studies, 1980-1986 (Carlos Fernandes); Constructing a history of independent Mozambique, 1974-1982: a study in photography (Drew A. Thompson); The writings of the national anthem in independent Mozambique: fictions of the subject-people (Maria-Benedita Basto); Lingundumbwe: feminist masquerades and women's liberation, Nangade, Mueda, Muidumbe, 1950s-2005 (Paolo Israel); Muslim memories of the liberation war in Cabo Delgado (Liazzat Bonate); Uhuru na kazi: recapturing MANU nationalism through the archive (Joel Tembe); Memory and identity in the history of Frelimo: some research themes (Amélia Neves de Souto); Fictions of the liberation struggle: Ruy Guerra, José Cardoso, Zdravko Velimirovic (Raquel Schefer); The anti-lusotropicalist good fortune of a Mozambican dissertation (Michel Cahen). [ASC Leiden abstract]