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By Sam Mbah, I. E. Igariwey

ISBN-10: 1884365051

ISBN-13: 9781884365058

The 1st ebook at the subject. Covers anarchistic parts in conventional African societies, African communalism, “African socialism,” and the after-effects of colonialism.

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The rebels’ grievances, as published in the Report of the Chitepo Commission in 1976, read with dispiriting familiarity in 2001; they may have had less force in 1974 and ’75. The rebels complained that there was a shortage of essential commodities and war material at the front. Cadres sometimes had to obtain food and clothing from the Front for the Liberation of Mozambique (FRELIMO). The high command had made no provisions for ferrying cadres across the Zambezi River, so they often had to rely on canoes supplied by FRELIMO.

The challenge is to examine the veiled disclosures and broad assertions on their own terms, and not make them into statements of fact. In using these sources, I do not claim that a newly found or underutilized document can tell us who killed Chitepo, but I do want to show the range of texts, and the debates specific to them, that argued about that very question. I do not claim that any of these documents are truer than any others, however. Instead, I want to suggest that the tangled genealogies of politics and authorship give all these accounts, when taken together, a particular strength and vitality: using these sources to reconstruct the past, we can see the various contemporary meanings and interpretations of actions.

They were particularly distressed by “the attitude of the Commission” toward the killings and abductions carried out by the Nhari group. ” Soon after, the rebels came across another “well-known self-confessed enemy agent” whom the rebels had already identified and warned. He too was executed. The detainees were appalled that the commission did not question these summary executions, or the on-the-spot confessions that they assumed were secured through torture. ”49 Here detained guerillas sought to assert their legal rights to defend themselves against accusations of being informers.

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