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Frederico’s family album

In the previous post, I wrote about Ana Laura Cumba and her late father, Frederico da Almeida Cumba, who as régulo in the decades before independence was the most powerful African man in Chamanculo. After the jump (and thanks to … Continue reading

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Maputo at night

I’ve been in an intensive material collection mode the past few weeks, hence no new posts. That will change very soon. In the meantime, here’s a slideshow of images (after the jump), mostly from Ronil, the neighborhood where I lived … Continue reading

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Wood and zinc

In my last post, I mentioned the wood-frame, zinc-paneled homes that one finds scattered throughout Xipamanine, relics of a time when such a home was for African families the upper limit of luxury. You can find dozens of wood-and-zinc houses … Continue reading

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Munhuana by boat

A recent visit to Padre Humberto, the Dutch priest at São Joaquim de Munhuana, turned up a trove of photos of the parish’s past. I’ve written before about Munhuana and the Bairro indígena, a colonial-era housing complex built in the … Continue reading

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More Mozambique cinemas

Sol de Carvalho kindly sent me a number of photos he took of cinemas in Mozambique to supplement my growing collection. Most of the photos were taken by noted Brazilian photographer and filmmaker Chico Carneiro, who has lived in Maputo … Continue reading

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Lisbon at night

Slideshow after the jump.

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Chamanculo

Dinis Marques, the subject of the previous post, just sent me incredible photos of him in Chamanculo in 1965. Images of that place during that time are not easy to come by. More after the jump. If you’re curious what Dinis … Continue reading

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