The Wiriyamu Massacre

Author: Mustafah Dhada

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350120006

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 727

Using interviews as primary sources this book shines a light on the infamous Portuguese massacre of Wiriyamu in colonial Mozambique in 1972. Twenty-four carefully curated testimonies are presented, covering Portugal's last colonial war in Mozambique, and the nationalist response that led to the massacre. Survivors share with you their escape from Wiriyamu, while data collectors, priests and journalists tell of their struggle to collect evidence and defend the truth about the killings in the international press. The Wiriyamu Massacre contextualizes the unique importance of the oral evidence it contains and reveals the in-depth interview methods used to gather the oral testimonies, and subsequently curate the transcript into readable texts. This is the horrific story of Wiriyamu, and what it can tell you about European colonialism, genocide and the darkness in humanity, spoken by the people who were there and who tried to tell the world.
The Portuguese Massacre of Wiriyamu in Colonial Mozambique, 1964-2013

Author: Mustafah Dhada

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472512000

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 980

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.
The Wiriyamu Massacre

Author: Mustafah Dhada

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350119987

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 685

Using interviews as primary sources this book shines a light on the infamous Portuguese massacre of Wiriyamu in colonial Mozambique in 1972. Twenty-four carefully curated testimonies are presented, covering Portugal's last colonial war in Mozambique, and the nationalist response that led to the massacre. Survivors share with you their escape from Wiriyamu, while data collectors, priests and journalists tell of their struggle to collect evidence and defend the truth about the killings in the international press. The Wiriyamu Massacre contextualizes the unique importance of the oral evidence it contains and reveals the in-depth interview methods used to gather the oral testimonies, and subsequently curate the transcript into readable texts. This is the horrific story of Wiriyamu, and what it can tell you about European colonialism, genocide and the darkness in humanity, spoken by the people who were there and who tried to tell the world.
Africa in the United Nations System

Author: Wellington Winter Nyangoni

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838631185

Category: History

Page: 285

View: 327

This book analyzes the increasingly important role played by the African countries in the United Nations as they have become the largest regional bloc in the organization. Their participation in the New Economic Order, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and efforts to reduce world tensions are critically discussed.
Primary Narratives on the Portuguese Massacre of Wiriyamu, 1964-2013

Author: Mustafah Dhada

Publisher:

ISBN: 1947778064

Category:

Page: 200

View: 694

The Wiriyamu massacre was one of several and perhaps most significant event presaging the end of Portuguese empire in colonial Mozambique. The story would have gone unnoticed had it not been for several key actors: survivors, priests, data-collectors, a data smuggler, journalists, a news editor, and an English clergyman at odds with Rome. This book of interviews with survivors portrays ordinary village life, and give details on a number of activities: rituals to beckon ancestral spirits from the dead; sorcerers working to produce rain; make-shift butchers and brewers marketing meat and beer to raise funds to celebrate the rains; nationalist guerrillas arriving to recruit villagers; and the massacres happening in the killing fields. Survivors allow us to live their ordeal, at times is painful to internalize. One witness recalls his escape from the bottom of a pyre, as he dodged bullets from a gauntlet of soldiers waiting to kill. It is spine-chilling to read of someone so young buried unconscious under the weight of bodies only to wake up to run because of the heat from the surrounding flames. Other survivors exhume memories of escape from burning huts slammed shut packed with people; adobe ovens cooking humans with exploding grenades. Church related interviews discuss missionary life, tussles with the hierarchy, the recording of the massacres almost immediately after they occurred, the struggle for accuracy on the numbers killed; and the fight to get the story out. Amidst the accounts, one by a journalist is, not surprisingly, elegant, detailed and self-reflective. Perhaps more importantly, we get a taste of what it was like for a journalist to wrestle an imperial behemoth with a bevy of journalists willing to travel far and wide to verify the story at source. One testimonial stands out the most. It is by a Burgos father, son of a bull-fighter, and a daredevil on a Suzuki motorbike as he drove to save a survivor from the jaws of the secret police. He survived to tell his story here, one that ultimately tapped open one of many tectonic fissures, that toppled the empire.
The Wiriyamu Massacre

Author: Mustafah Dhada

Publisher:

ISBN: 1350120014

Category: Massacres

Page: 223

View: 355

"Using interviews as primary sources this book shines a light on the infamous Portuguese massacre of Wiriyamu in colonial Mozambique in 1972. Twenty-four carefully curated testimonies are presented, covering Portugal's last colonial war in Mozambique, and the nationalist response that led to the massacre. Survivors share with you their escape from Wiriyamu, while data collectors, priests and journalists tell of their struggle to collect evidence and defend the truth about the killings in the international press. The Wiriyamu Massacre contextualizes the unique importance of the oral evidence it contains and reveals the in-depth interview methods used to gather the oral testimonies, and subsequently curate the transcript into readable texts. This is the horrific story of Wiriyamu, and what it can tell you about European colonialism, genocide and the darkness in humanity, spoken by the people who were there and who tried to tell the world."--
Contested Terrains And Constructed Categories

Author: George Clement Bond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429980978

Category: Political Science

Page: 450

View: 264

Contested Terrains and Constructed Categories brings together intellectuals from a variety of fields, backgrounds, generations, and continents to deepen and reinvigorate the theoretical and intellectual integrity of African studies. Building on recent debate within African studies that has revolved about the role of Africanists in the United States as "gatekeepers" of knowledge about Africa and Africans, this volume of interdisciplinary essays focuses on the contested character of the production of knowledge itself. In every chapter, case studies and ethnographic materials, drawn from West, Central, East and Southern Africa, demonstrate the application of theory to concrete situations. 0813328799 Aids in Africa and the Caribbean 0813336783 Contested Terrains and Constructed Categories : Contemporary Africa in Focus
Historical Dictionary of Mozambique

Author: Colin Darch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538111352

Category: History

Page: 586

View: 862

Historical Dictionary of Mozambique, New Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has several hundred cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.