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Bowen, Merle L.

The State against the Peasantry

Rural Struggles in Colonial and Postcolonial Mozambique Merle L. Bowen

In 1975, the Front for the Liberation of Mozambique (Frelimo) led the country to independence after a ten-year guerilla war against Portuguese colonial rule. Peasants were essential to the victory, but once in power Frelimo evolved from a popular liberation movement into a bureaucratic one-... More