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Mozambique’s Samora Machel: A Life Cut Short
by Allen F. Isaacman and Barbara S. Isaacman
Ohio University Press, 2020
eISBN: 978-0-8214-4720-8 | Paper: 978-0-8214-2423-0
Library of Congress Classification DT3393.M33I73 2020
Dewey Decimal Classification 967.9051092

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The precipitous rise and controversial fall of a formidable African leader.


Samora Machel (1933–1986), the son of small-town farmers, led his people through a war against their Portuguese colonists and became the first president of the People’s Republic of Mozambique.


Machel’s military successes against a colonial regime backed by South Africa, Rhodesia, the United States, and its NATO allies enhanced his reputation as a revolutionary hero to the oppressed people of Southern Africa. In 1986, during the country’s civil war, Machel died in a plane crash under circumstances that remain uncertain.


Allen and Barbara Isaacman lived through many of these changes in Mozambique and bring personal recollections together with archival research and interviews with others who knew Machel or participated in events of the revolutionary or post-revolutionary years.



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