"... this study will testify to the nature of Renamo's chaotic search for power as Mozambique moves from Afro-Marxist policies toward a more democratic multiparty state."Â —Choice"... an invaluable contribution to understanding why things are so bad and providing some glimmering of how a solution might be found... provides a uniquely useful light on Renamo's murky origins and the means by which it manages to sustain itself." —Africa Analysis"... Alex Vines has compiled the most comprehensive and balanced survey to date of the origins and evolution of the Mozambican counter-revolution."Â —Third World Quarterly"Vines' wide-ranging survey is still the first place to turn for well-documented details on both internal and external aspects of Renamo's war." —International Journal of African Historical Studies"... very informative... it is precisely 'everything you wanted to know about the MNR but were afraid to ask.' " —Terence RangerVines's encyclopedic book provides essential information about this successful rebel movement which continues to be dangerous for the Mozambican government, even though South Africa has disengaged from its day-to-day operations.