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Author Penvenne, Jeanne, author.

Title Tarana : mulheres, migração e a economia do caju no sul de Moçambique, 1945-1975 / Jeanne Marie Penvenne ; tradução, António Roxo Leão.

Publication Info. Woodbridge, Suffolk : James Currey, 2019.


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Summary Between the late 1940s and independence in 1975, rural Mozambican women migrated to the capital, Lourenco Marques, to find employment in the cashew shelling industry. This book tells the labour and social history of what became Mozambique's most important late colonial era industry through the oral history and songs of three generations of the workforce. In the 1950s Jiva Jamal Tharani recruited a largely female labour force and inaugurated industrial cashew shelling in the Chamanculo neighbourhood. Seasonal cashew brews had long been an essential component of the region's household, gift and informal economies, but by the 1970s cashew exports comprised the largest share of the colony's foreign exchange earnings. This book demonstrates that Mozambique's cashew economy depended fundamentally on women's work and should be understood as "whole cloth".
Note PDF (JSTOR, viewed Dec. 20, 2019).
Subject Cashew nut industry -- Mozambique -- 20th century.
Cashew -- Economic aspects -- Mozambique -- 20th century.
Women -- Mozambique -- History -- 20th century.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / General.
Cashew nut industry. (OCoLC)fst00848219
Women. (OCoLC)fst01176568
Mozambique. (OCoLC)fst01214418
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Leão, António Roxo, translator.
Added Title Women, migration & the cashew economy in Southern Mozambique. Portuguese
ISBN 9781787447240 (electronic book)
1787447243 (electronic book)
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