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Coccia, Giancarlo


Published: Livaria Moderna, Johannesburg, 1976

Edition: First Edition

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First Edition, Hardcover Octavo, bound in red cloth boards and has 185 pages. Black titles on the front board and to the spine. Dust jacket condition fair with large tears along the edges.

Illustrated with black and white photographs throughout, a very rare book. Mozambique: April to September, 1974, within the historically minute space of six chaotic and shocking month’s Portuguese rule in Mozambique collapsed entirely, and Frelimo took power to establish a rigid Mao-Communist regime.

How, and above all why, did it happen? Giancarlo Coccia was the only Western journalist to travel freely throughout Mozambique during the transitional period. A close friend of the war-torn north he was able to witness the day-by-day collapse of Portuguese rule the intimate reasons for it at remarkably close quarters.

Overall, both the book and the binding are in very good condition.

  • Jacket Condition: Fair
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
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