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Introduction

This is a paper I did not want to write because I would be happier if the data did not exist. Graburn (1987: 211)
The inception of this chapter dates to a day in 1990 when I was sitting in a hot and dusty town in Central Zambezia, Mozambique. The town had just been retaken by the Frelimo governmental forces after having been under rebel Renamo control for several years. Renamo was credited with the majority of human rights abuses during the war, and the Renamo commander in charge of this town had a particularly brutal reputation. During Renamo's occupancy, the town center had been destroyed, and a sea of small mud huts spread in all directions on the outskirts of the city ruins. I arrived shortly after the first Frelimo administrator. Disease and starvation were rampant; town leaders estimated that twenty-five people were dying each day. This was in part due to the fact that both Renamo and Frelimo used forced resettlement tactics to control the population, with the result that civilians were frequently denied access to farmlands. Virtually all trade routes had been destroyed by the war, and what resources did exist were often plundered by soldiers and armed bandits. The town's dirt runway allowed emergency cargo planes to land, so this town was the recipient of a one-week feeding program administered by several Western NGOs working with Mozambican emergency relief programs. The pilot of a cargo plane had given me boleia-a free ride. Introduction This is a paper I did not want to write because I would be happier if the data did not exist. Graburn (1987: 211) The inception of this chapter dates to a day in 1990 when I was sitting in a hot and dusty town in Central Zam
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