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Title:
Samora Machel, a biography
Author:
Christie, Iain.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Machel of Mozambique
Publication Information:
London ; Atlantic Highlands, N.J., USA : Panaf, 1989.
Physical Description:
xix, 181 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Previously published as: Machel of Mozambique.
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9780901787514

9780901787521
Format :
Book

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Central Library DT3393.M33 C47 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

First published by Panaf in 1989, this was the first major biography of Samora Machel after his death in 1986. The author, a journalist who had known Machel since 1970, presents a portrait of Machel as a revolutionary, a military strategist and skilled politician - a charismatic leader and influential statesman who had "become a living and vibrant symbol of the liberation struggle's inevitable victory."


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Christie, employed by the Mozambican information services, has written a very sympathetic biography of the life of the country's former president, Samora Machel (1933-1986). It is not an official account, but the author's own views will not cause any discontent in government circles. The lack of a critical approach to Machel's life, which was intimately linked with the major events of recent Mozambican and southern African history, makes Christie's venture of marginal utility to scholars or to others not committed to an official interpretation of the past. The one valuable contribution of the study is Christie's inclusion of reminiscences of individuals sharing with Machel the struggle for independence from Portugal and the first difficult years of the independent state of Mozambique. N. R. Bennett Boston University


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