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Mozambique 2016



República de Moçambique
Southeastern Africa

Area 800K km²

Arable 7%

Population 24.7M (31/km²)

Gov’t Republic

Capital Maputo (1.15M)

GCP/capita $1,200

In poverty 52%

Wealth owned by top 10% 37%

Life expectancy 53 yrs

Infant Mortality 72/1K live births


Literacy 56%

Languages Emakhuwa, Xichangana, Cisena, Portuguese, others

Religions Roman Catholic, Muslim, Zionist Christian, Protestant, other

Labor Force Agriculture 81%, industry 6%, services 13%

PCVs 1998–present CURRENT: 211, TTD: 975; education, health

Adult Books

Six Years in Mozambique: Things I Haven't Told MomSix Years in Mozambique: Things I Haven't Told Mom
Amy Gillespie with Cheri Colburn, 2014

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Format: Paperback 346 pp
ISBN-10: 1499784058  / ISBN-13: 978-1499784053

Synopsis: With $150 and the belief that all children should be given the skills to keep themselves and their loved ones alive, Amy Gillespie set out for Mozambique to meet the Goliath who had whispered to her in the night, “Come find me.”

She could not have imagined all she would witness and experience on her journey… beauty, inspiration, humor; as well as corruption, unimaginable suffering, and shadowy threats from unlikely sources.

Six Years in Mozambique explores one woman’s experience of the gritty reality of aid work, sexuality, and spirituality in Sub-Saharan Africa. It takes a raw look at what it’s like to be a single woman, on the edge of forty years of age, setting off to chase down Goliath, fully certain of success; and how that incredible journey led her to universal truths and surrender.

With its sweeping honesty, "Six Years in Mozambique" is the portrayal of an every day life turned extraordinary when a purposeful heart overcomes. This is the story of change -- the change that happens to you and because of you. Feeling a pulse on every page, it is the heartbeat of determination that tells the story of where real life meets the world according to Africa.

Kids' Books

Crocodile CrossingCrocodile Crossing
Schuyler Bull, illus Alan Male, 2003 AGES 4+

Publisher: Soundprints, Norwalk, CT
Format: 27 p., col. ill.
ISBN: 1592490514

Synopsis: Follow a mother crocodile and her dozens of babies as they make their way from a small pond to the Luangwa River during a long, dry season in Eastern Africa.


Documentary: Grande Hotel
Director: Lotte Stoops, 2010
Languages: Portuguese

Film: Virgem Margarida (Virgin Margarida)
Director: Licínio Azevedo, 2012
Languages: Portuguese/French


Lizha James (Elisa Lisete James Humbane): Mama

Lizha James (Elisa Lisete James Humbane): No I Love Kuduro 2014 Quem Te Mandou

Lizha James (Elisa Lisete James Humbane): Quem Te Mandou

Neyma: Arromba

Rosalia Mbor: Jeito

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