Musa Amusa was born in the 1930s in Mutarara, on the Zambezi River in central Mozambique, and started his working life in a textile factory in Southern Rhodesia in the 1940s. Despite higher wages abroad and the continuous threat of forced labor recruitment at home, he followed the call of family commitments and returned to Mutarara, where he was promptly conscripted to serve six months of forced labor at a sugar plantation in Buzi district. Afterward he returned to the textile factory in Southern Rhodesia, but over the years Amusa maintained close familial and personal ties with his home region. Eventually he married and started his own family. On one of his home visits, he was caught again and forced to serve for another six months in the coal mines at Moatize. Subsequently, he moved to Beira to work again in a textile factory, where his wife joined him. They...
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Book Review| May 01 2021
Bound for Work: Labor, Mobility, and Colonial Rule in Central Mozambique, 1940–1965
Bound for Work: Labor, Mobility, and Colonial Rule in Central Mozambique, 1940–1965. Guthrie, Zachary Kagan.
University of Virginia Press,
2018. vii + 240 pp., $45.00 (cloth and ebook).
Marcia C. Schenck
Labor (2021) 18 (2): 120–121.
Marcia C. Schenck; Bound for Work: Labor, Mobility, and Colonial Rule in Central Mozambique, 1940–1965. Labor 1 May 2021; 18 (2): 120–121. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15476715-8849376
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