Samora Machel: A Biography (Great African Lives)

First published by Panaf in 1989, this was the first major biography of Samora Machel after his death in 1986. The author, a journalist who had known Machel since 1970, presents a portrait of Machel as a revolutionary, a military strategist and skilled politician - a charismatic leader and influential statesman who had "become a living and vibrant symbol of the liberation struggle's inevitable victory".