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Legacies of Socialist Solidarity: East Germany in Mozambique by Tanja R. Müller

By Tanja R. Müller

More than twenty-five years after the autumn of the Berlin Wall and the top of the chilly warfare, this publication appears to be like afresh at the various lasting legacies of that interval in heritage. It does so by way of concentrating on person lifestyles trajectories of a bunch of individuals whose formative years used to be formed by means of the politics of socialism and the transitions inside of it. via their existence histories, Legacies of Socialist Solidarity deals an alternate examining of Mozambique’s socialist previous with very important repercussions for the current.

At the guts of the e-book are the lifestyles histories of a gaggle of then adolescence who attended one of many biggest academic alternate initiatives among socialist nations, Mozambique and previous East Germany, within the Nineteen Eighties. Having been expert in East Germany to turn into a part of a destiny socialist elite again domestic, the book’s protagonists lower back to a Mozambique that had in the meantime launched into the hot direction of capitalist improvement. Their skills and abilities have been of little relevance, and the hot Mozambican executive seemed them as a risk instead of an asset. The ebook analyzes the lifestyles classes of a few of these who spent their formative years in East Germany with a spotlight on own aspirations, political orientation, collective stories, and shared horizons. It exhibits lasting legacies of socialist ideals and practices. In putting these into the context of the wider political advancements in Mozambique, the ebook explores an immense size for the certainty of latest Mozambique.

In addition, it makes an important contribution to the comprehension of socialist cosmopolitanism and ensuing styles of id and belonging, and to the broader literature on post-socialist swap, the decentering of chilly battle histories, and the pervasiveness of the political in daily lives.

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