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We are the first generation which can end extreme poverty in our lifetime. But we cannot get there without parliamentarians.- Dr. Jim Yong Kim

Why Peace Worked: Mozambicans Look Back

This book looks at the interaction between Mozambican leaders and a civil society anxious for peace, two military-political movements which deeply distrusted each other, and a host of foreign and international organisations anxious to prevent a return to a cruel civil war. Looking back now, the people who were immersed in a sometimes fraught and tense peace process draw unexpected conclusions.

What kept the peace process from breaking down? Why did a multi-party parliament work in this situation? This book tells a story which has not been told before and will be an influential work for anyone researching or analysing civil wars.