Current Fellows: History Department, MA
My project aims to explore the dynamics of interaction between ZANU militants and host nation in rural and urban areas in Mozambique. More specifically, my study aims to go beyond the category of solidarity deployed by liberation movements, to understand in more complex terms the dynamics on the ground at a micro level, why Mozambicans helped or did not help ZANU? What mechanisms or strategies of support were used? What ties and what frictions emerged from the interaction between Mozambican citizens and their guests? Which role did preceding transborder relations play (e.g. of kinship)? What were the obstacles supporters had to face (on the local and national level)? and in which way did the central government try to influence/control this support on the ground?