Political decompression and historical revisionism in Mozambique

"This article looks at developments at the periphery of the old communist world, by examining change in one ex-Afromarxist regime, namely Mozambique.Firstly, it aims to provide an overview of those factors that led to a radical shift in the rules of the political game in Mozambique between 1989-91. Secondly, it deals with the manner in which society there is coming to terms with its recent past, and in particular how both Mozambican and foreign academics are accounting for the failure of FRELIMO's project for the transformation of Mozambique along revolutionary socialist lines."