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“African families are very large, but unfortunately our ancestors never wrote,” says Kachamila.
Liberation struggle fighter and former Mozambican minister John Kachamila launched his book “From the Rift Valley to the Dream of Freedom” in Washington DC this week.
The book was initially published in Portuguese with the title “From the Rift Valley to the Dream of Freedom: Memories of Lissungo”.
Sharing the history of your country is one of the motivations behind the book.
“We have a principle in Mozambique that says we have to tell the story of the liberation struggle, because if we die, history will die,” he says.
In addition, he continues, “my passion was to try to identify my family. African families are very large, but unfortunately our ancestors never wrote”.
The book chronicles Kachamila’s career in politics, his private life and his family memories.
Born in January in 1946, in Lunguawa, Lago District, Niassa province, Kachamila joined the Liberation Front of Mozambique in 1963.
He lived in Yugoslavia for 10 years, where he studied geology and mining.
Among other positions in the Mozambique government, Kachamila was minister for the Coordination of Environmental Action and minister of Mineral Resources and Energy.Source: Voa Portugues