- "The Tio never developed a monumental architecture, not because they were not able to, but because they were not interested." –Jan Vansina
Generous support for the research that allowed me to write Hotel Universo has come from the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian and a Fulbright Program grant sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Dept. of State and administered by the Institute of International Education. But, of course, all content on this website is produced by me and is my sole responsibility, and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of any sponsoring institutions.
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Tag Archives: civil war
When Malangatana died a few weeks ago, at 74, in a Portuguese hospital, the question arose: Where should he be buried? Well, not in Portugal (though many Portuguese, too, embraced Mozambique’s greatest artist). The Mozambican government wanted him interred with … Continue reading
(Story began here and continued here. This is the final part.) Twenty years on, Jake recalled his epic moments in all their mundane detail. The number of teens from western Tete picked to go to East Germany. The number of groups … Continue reading
(Story begins here.) At the Boane training camp Jake heard dark tales of the war. By the late 1980s, Renamo was throttling the south of the country as it had central Mozambique. The routes connecting Maputo to South Africa and … Continue reading