The Portuguese Massacre of Wiriyamu in Colonial Mozambique, 1964-2013 by Mustafah DhadaThe Portuguese Massacre of Wiriyamu in Colonial Mozambique, 1964-2013 by Mustafah Dhada

The Portuguese Massacre of Wiriyamu in Colonial Mozambique, 1964-2013

byMustafah Dhada

Hardcover | November 19, 2015

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WINNER OF THE 2017 MARTIN A. KLEIN PRIZE In his in-depth and compelling study of perhaps the most famous of Portuguese colonial massacres, Mustafah Dhada explores why the massacre took place, what Wiriyamu was like prior to the massacre, how events unfolded, how we came to know about it and what the impact of the massacre was, particularly for the Portuguese empire. Spanning the period from 1964 to 2013 and complete with a foreword from Peter Pringle, this chronologically arranged book covers the liberation war in Mozambique and uses fieldwork, interviews and archival sources to place the massacre firmly in its historical context. The Portuguese Massacre of Wiriyamu in Colonial Mozambique, 1964-2013 is an important text for anyone interested in the 20th-century history of Africa, European colonialism and the modern history of war.
Mustafah Dhada is Professor of History at California State University, Bakersfield, USA, and Research Associate at the Center for Social Studies, Coimbra University, Portugal. He is the author of Warriors at Work (1993). Peter Pringle is a foreign correspondent, investigative reporter and writer. He is the co-author of Those Are Real ...
Title:The Portuguese Massacre of Wiriyamu in Colonial Mozambique, 1964-2013Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 0.75 inPublished:November 19, 2015Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Images Maps Foreword by Peter Pringle Acknowledgements Preface 1. Introduction 2. Literature Review 3. Oral Research 4. The Nationalist Struggle and the Colonial War In Mozambique 5. The Church In Tete 6. The Church and Mass Violence 7. The Wiriyamu Narrative: Genesis and Revelation 8. Portuguese Reactions to The Public Narrative 9. Wiriyamu Before The Massacre 10. The Wiriyamu Massacre 11. Conclusion Tables Select Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

The result of a decade of scrupulous and original research, [this book] is a precious contribution to the history of Portuguese late colonialism . Dhada's work both expands and perfects historical knowledge and method. It serves as a powerful corrective to old and contemporary mystifications about the colonial modi operandi . Its content clearly exposes the previous flawed accounts, revealing their superficial, speculative, and second-rate research.