‘Becoming Mozambicanised’: Nostalgic amnesia among Zimbabweans adapting to ‘disorder’ in Mozambique

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‘Becoming Mozambicanised’: Nostalgic amnesia among Zimbabweans adapting to ‘disorder’ in Mozambique. / Hammar, Amanda.

In: African Studies, Vol. 76, No. 2, 4, 06.2017, p. 243-259 .

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Hammar, A 2017, '‘Becoming Mozambicanised’: Nostalgic amnesia among Zimbabweans adapting to ‘disorder’ in Mozambique', African Studies, vol. 76, no. 2, 4, pp. 243-259 . https://doi.org/10.1080/00020184.2017.1322869

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Hammar, A. (2017). ‘Becoming Mozambicanised’: Nostalgic amnesia among Zimbabweans adapting to ‘disorder’ in Mozambique. African Studies, 76(2), 243-259 . [4]. https://doi.org/10.1080/00020184.2017.1322869

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Hammar A. ‘Becoming Mozambicanised’: Nostalgic amnesia among Zimbabweans adapting to ‘disorder’ in Mozambique. African Studies. 2017 Jun;76(2):243-259 . 4. https://doi.org/10.1080/00020184.2017.1322869

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Hammar, Amanda. / ‘Becoming Mozambicanised’: Nostalgic amnesia among Zimbabweans adapting to ‘disorder’ in Mozambique. In: African Studies. 2017 ; Vol. 76, No. 2. pp. 243-259 .

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