oa African Yearbook of Rhetoric - Samora Machel : the Beira speech

Volume 2, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2220-2188
  • E-ISSN: 2305-7785



The speech by Samora Machel (1933-1986) printed here in translation was made to a large crowd in a football stadium in Beira on 14 June 1975, a few days before Mozambican independence. The country's second city, Beira had a history as a centre of reaction in the later colonial period and in the war against FRELIMO.

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