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Revolution, Counter-Revolution and Revisionism in Postcolonial Africa

The Case of Mozambique, 1975-1994

Revolution, Counter-Revolution and Revisionism in Postcolonial Africa by Alice Dinerman
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This groundbreaking study investigates defining themes in the field of social memory studies as they bear on the politics of post-Cold-War, post-apartheid Southern Africa.

Examining the government’s attempts to revise postcolonial Mozambique’s traumatic past with a view to negotiating the present, Alice Dinerman stresses the path-dependence of memory practices while tracing their divergent trajectories, shifting meanings and varied combinations within ruling discourse and performance.

Central themes include:

* the interplay between past and present
* the dialectic between remembering and forgetting
*  the dynamics between popular and official memory discourses
* the politics of acknowledgement.

Dinerman’s original analysis is essential reading for students of modern Africa; the sociology of memory; Third World politics and post-conflict societies.

Taylor and Francis; September 2006
420 pages; ISBN 9781135988074
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Title: Revolution, Counter-Revolution and Revisionism in Postcolonial Africa
Author: Alice Dinerman
 
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