And Still They Dance: Women, War, And The Struggle For Change In Mozambique

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And Still They Dance: Women, War, And The Struggle For Change In Mozambique

By Stephanie Urdang
Monthly Review Press, 1989
256 pp. $28.00
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This vividly written book tells the story of Mozambique's women in terms both of their struggle to emerge from traditional subordination and their suffering during their country's bloody civil conflict. The author's apparent original intent-to assess the effect of Mozambique's revolution on women-became moot in the face of national turmoil which posed a threat to the survival of men and women alike. What emerges from her research in the war-torn country is illuminating, both in painting a harshly realistic picture of the suffering countryside which few travellers dare nowadays to penetrate and in illustrating the simultaneity of tradition and change for Africa's women.

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