The coloniality of Mozambique’s development corridors

Joshua Daniel Kirshner, Idalina Baptista

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This paper examines the infrastructural histories of three corridors centered on the Mozambican cities of Maputo, Beira and Nacala. Corridors have played a key role in the production and maintenance of the infrastructural state since the colonial era. Underpinned by physical infrastructures, corridors have been important to the extractive European colonial enterprise in Africa. Corridors facilitated the flows of resources, goods and knowledge between metropoles, cities in Africa and their hinterlands.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2020
EventThe Coloniality of Infrastructure: Eurafrican Legacies - University of Basel (online), Basel, Switzerland
Duration: 24 Jun 202026 Jun 2020


ConferenceThe Coloniality of Infrastructure: Eurafrican Legacies
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  • Eurafrica
  • infrastructure
  • development corridors
  • Mozambique
  • Postcolonial Studies

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