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Traditional Religion and Guerrilla Warfare in Modern Africa


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Stephen L. Weigert
    Pages 1-8
  3. Stephen L. Weigert
    Pages 9-21
  4. Stephen L. Weigert
    Pages 22-35
  5. Stephen L. Weigert
    Pages 36-48
  6. Stephen L. Weigert
    Pages 49-66
  7. Stephen L. Weigert
    Pages 67-95
  8. Stephen L. Weigert
    Pages 96-106
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 107-151

About this book


This study examines a political-military tradition in sub-Saharan Africa which has survived colonialism as well as the Cold War. Five modern African insurgencies are evaluated: Madagascar 1947, Kenya (Mau Mau) 1952-63, Cameroon (UPC) 1955-70, Congo/Zaire (Kwilu) 1964-8 and Mozambique (RENAMO) 1977-92. These case-studies demonstrate a persistent link between traditional African religion and contemporary nationalist movements whose political as well as military significance has frequently been underestimated and often misunderstood.


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  1. 1.Bureau of Intelligence and ResearchDepartment of StateUSA

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