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Utopia Live: Singing the Mozambican struggle for national liberation
(History Department, University of the Western Cape, 2009)
This article engages a historical reconstruction of the formation of Makonde revolutionary singing in the process of the Mozambican liberation struggle. The history of ʻUtopia liveʼ is here entrusted to wartime genres, ...
The political sublime: reading Kok Nam, Mozambican photographer (1939-2012)
(University of the Western Cape, 2013)
Kok Nam began his photographic career at Studio Focus in Lourenço Marques in the 1950s, graduated to the newspaper Notícias and joined Tempo magazine in the early 1970s. Most recently he worked at the journal Savana as a ...
Mueda massacre: the musical archive
(Taylor & Francis, 2017)
As in Pidjiguiti in Guiné-Bissau or Baixa de Cassanje in Angola, the massacre that occurred in the northern Mozambican town of Mueda on 16 June 1960 has been inscribed in the nationalist narrative as the breaking point ...