List of resources for Mozambique

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Following is a list of websites for additional information about the Peace Corps and Mozambique and to connect you to returned Volunteers and other invitees. Please keep in mind that although we try to make sure all these links are active and current, we cannot guarantee this.

A note of caution: As you surf the Internet, be aware that you may find personal blogs, bulletin boards, and chat rooms in which people are free to express opinions about the Peace Corps based on their own experiences, including comments by those who were unhappy with their choice to serve in the Peace Corps. These opinions are not those of the Peace Corps or the U.S. government, and we hope you will keep in mind that no two people experience their service in the same way.

General Information About Mozambique
On this site, you can learn anything from what time it is in Mozambique to how to convert from the dollar to the metical. Just click on Mozambique and go from there. Please note that this is a member website and in order to enter you will have to establish a user name and password.
Visit this site for general travel advice about almost any country in the world.
The U.S. State Department’s website issues background notes periodically about countries around the world. Find Mozambique and learn more about its social and political history.
This site includes links to all the official sites for governments worldwide.
This online world atlas includes maps and geographical information about countries around the world. Each country page contains links to other sites, such as the Library of Congress, that contain comprehensive historical, social, and political background.
This site provides an additional source of current and historical information about countries around the world.

Connect With Returned Volunteers and Other Invitees
This is the site of the National Peace Corps Association, made up of returned Volunteers. On this site you can find links to all the Web pages of the “friends of” groups for most countries of service, made up of former Volunteers who served in those countries. There are also regional groups who frequently get together for social events and local volunteer activities.
This site is known as the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Web Ring. Browse the Web ring and see what former Volunteers are saying about their service.
This site is hosted by a group of returned Volunteer writers. It is a monthly online publication of essays and Volunteer accounts of their Peace Corps service.

Online Articles/Current News Sites About Mozambique
The official Mozambican home page
The site of the U.S. Embassy in Maputo
The site of the Mozambican Embassy in Washington, D.C.
A site with links to a variety of information on Mozambique
News about Africa from the BBC
An online newsletter about Africa (subscription required)
The site of Africa Action, a U.S. organization that works for political, economic, and social justice in Africa

International Development Sites About Mozambique
Population Services International
Save the Children
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere
U.S. Agency for International Development
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
United Nations Development Programme
World Food Programme

Recommended Books

  1. Finnegan, William. A Complicated War: The Harrowing of Mozambique. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.
  2. Hanlon, Joseph. Mozambique: Who Calls the Shots? Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991.
  3. Henriksen, Thomas H. Revolution and Counterrevolution: Mozambique’s War of Independence 1964-1974. Westport, CO: Greenwood Press, 1983.
  4. Hoile, D. (ed.). Mozambique 1962-1993: A Political Chronology. London: Mozambique Institute, 1994.
  5. Magaia, Lina. Dumba Nengu/Run for Your Life: Peasant Tales of Tragedy in Mozambique. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 1988.
  6. Msabaha, Ibrahim. “Negotiating an End to Mozambique’s Murderous Rebellion.” In Elusive Peace: Negotiating an End to Civil Wars, edited by I. William Zartmen. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution, 1995.
  7. Munslow, Barry (ed.). Samora Machel: An African Revolutionary (selected speeches and writings). London: Zed Books, 1985.
  8. Newitt, M.D.D. A History of Mozambique. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995.
  9. Young, Tom, and Margaret Hall. Confronting Leviathan: Mozambique Since Independence. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1997.

Books About the History of the Peace Corps

  1. Hoffman, Elizabeth Cobbs. All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960’s. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000.
  2. Rice, Gerald T. The Bold Experiment: JFK’s Peace Corps. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1985.
  3. Stossel, Scott. Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2004.

Books on the Volunteer Experience

  1. Dirlam, Sharon. Beyond Siberia: Two Years in a Forgotten Place. Santa Barbara, CA: McSeas Books, 2004.
  2. Casebolt, Marjorie DeMoss. Margarita: A Guatemalan Peace Corps Experience. Gig Harbor, WA: Red Apple Publishing, 2000.
  3. Erdman, Sarah. Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village. New York, NY: Picador, 2003.
  4. Hessler, Peter. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze. New York, NY: Perennial, 2001.
  5. Kennedy, Geraldine (ed.). From the Center of the Earth: Stories out of the Peace Corps. Santa Monica, CA: Clover Park Press, 1991.
  6. Thompsen, Moritz. Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1997 (reprint).shington Press, 1997 (reprint).