Landmines in Mozambique


"During the [civil] war FRELIMO and RENAMO forces buried [land]mines around villages, water sources and infrastructure," writes Gabi Abramac in a 2011 research paper. "Mines affect agricultural and non-agricultural land, roads and even access to water supplies. In the past two years, five floods have…

Land mines in Mozambique

Preamble to the historical annotations of “Hash- the comic book”

East Afrika has a long history of trade, influence and conquest by outsiders. Mozambique, on the southeastern coast of the continent and listed no.14 in the top 20 poorest nations on Earth, has over the centuries experienced encroachment by nations from all corners of the world. These interactions would often begin with trade and end with occupation. Notable players have included Hindus, Swahilis, Arabs and the Portuguese.

“Swahili traders moving south from the port city of Kilwa [Kisiwani-Tanzania] had, by the middle of the fifteenth century, established a string of permanent commercial and religious sultanates along the [northern] Mozambican coast… The establishment of Swahili [trade] enclaves marked the beginning of the centuries-long process of incorporating Mozambique into a wider world economy. It also permitted the exploitation of Mozambique by foreign merchant capitalists whose profit margin from successful ventures was often several hundred percent… Swahili commercial hegemony was almost immediately challenged by the Portuguese, who moved into the Indian ocean around 1500.” Isaacman, 1983 (p13-14)

In the 20th Century, the nation experienced over 25 years of cold war and apartheid-sponsored violence. The majority of scholars accrue Mozambique’s current poverty to this long history of unbalanced interactions.


Scene 1 from ‘the nightmare’ #Hash - the comic book. Artwork by Nightshadeberry Illustration


History annotations for part 1 ‘Hash’. Land mines in Mozambique.

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Dean, Bobby and Zito (Hash)
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History annotations for part 1 ‘Hash’

Trolleywood’s first comic book will soon be ready for publication!

Sourcing true stories from the recent as well as the distant past, each 40-60 page comic book will not only feature some fascinating and little known narratives, but also illustrated historical annotations that aim to give the reader a deeper understanding of the issues that were playing out on the regions concerned.

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To set the scene:
"It was 1994, the civil war in Mozambique was barely over and our traveling companions had been forced to visit a rural clinic. They met a Cuban doctor there, who had some interesting things to say about the way the world was being run… but who listens to Cuban doctors raving about the world from some backwater, malarial bush?"

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A special preview of HASH (part one of a comic book series about little known Afrikan histories) As much as possible, the stories in the decalog are sourced from real experiences told to the writers by the people who witnessed them. The comic books are supplemented by illustrated historical annotations.
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