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New book: Mozambique on the Move

Professor Bjørn Enge Bertelsen at the Department of Social Anthropology is co-editor on a newly published book. "Mozambique on the move" is a multi-disciplinary exploration of Mozambique’s contemporary and historical dynamics, bringing together scholars from across the globe.

Frontcover Mozambique on the move
Front cover image of Mozambique on the move.
Photo:
Sérgio Santimano

Focusing on the country’s vibrant cultural, political, economic and social world – including the transition from the colonial to the postcolonial era – the book argues that Mozambique is a country still emergent, still unfolding, still on the move. 

Drawing on the disciplines of history, literature studies, anthropology, political science, economy and art history, the book serves not only as a generous introduction to Mozambique but also as a case study of a southern African country. 

Content

Preface Sheila Pereira Khan, Maria Paula Meneses and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen

List of Contributors

Introduction – Situating Mozambican Histories, Epistemologies, and Potentialities
Maria Paula Meneses, Sheila Pereira Khan and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen

1 ‘No passado o futuro era melhor?’: Mozambique’s Democracy in Question
Anna Maria Gentili

2 Mirrors and Contrasts: Zimbabwe and Zimbabweans in Manica, Mozambique
Randi Kaarhus

3 From Celebrating Female Emancipation to Emplacing Emperor Ngungunyane: Remoulding the Past in Mozambican National Narratology
Bjørn Enge Bertelsen

4 Urban Transformation, Family Strategies and Home Space Creation in the City of Maputo
Ana Bérnard da Costa

5 A Possible Triangle: Employment, Aid, and Mineral Wealth
Lia Quartapelle

6 (Re)configurations of Identity: Memory and Creation in the Narrative of Mia Couto
Ana Margarida Fonseca

7 Dialogues with the Past and with the Future: Ualalapi and Jesusalém
Anne Sletsjøe

8 Racial, Cultural and Emotional Crossing Paths: Mia Couto’s Hopeful Pessimism in Terra Sonâmbula and O Outro Pé da Sereia
Leonor Simas-Almeida and Sandra Sousa

9 Mozambican Capulanas: Tracing Histories and Memories
Signe Arnfred and Maria Paula Meneses

10 Healing the Pain of War through Art: Mozambique’s Grassroots Approach to Post-Conflict Resolution – Transformação de Armas em Enxadas
Amy Schwartzott

11 ‘Taking Ownership’: The Brazilian Pentecostal Project to Change Mozambique
Linda van de Kamp

12 Singing Struggles, Affirming Politics: Mozambique’s Revolutionary Songs as Other Ways of Being (in) History
Maria Paula Meneses

13 Scientific Research and Epistemological Violence
José Luis Cabaço