Inhambane is one of the oldest towns in Mozambique dating back to the 10th century when Arab traders were active in this area.It was in 1534 that the Portuguese established a permanent trading post at Inhambane.Aspects of that culture, including spirituality, herbal healing, rites of passage, direct criticism of leadership through poetic performance, and lineage authority, conflicted with government efforts to reorder society along socialist lines and to define national culture through government control of the media.Frelimo opposed such traditional practices as polygamy and various initiation rites as well as , chiefs who were put into positions of power by the colonial government.Whether it is diving on exclusive reefs, deep-sea fishing, horse riding, snorkelling and splendid beach meanders or just lazing by our sparkling pool, this is the place to be.While alliances dating back to the Mozambican War of Independence remain relevant, Mozambique's foreign policy has become increasingly pragmatic.By the end of the 1990s the government had stopped its campaigns against polygamy and initiation rites, implicitly recognizing that such social customs were difficult, if not impossible, to legislate.
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From the early 20th century, African writers and journalists published their own newspaper in Maputo—O Africano, later O Brado Africano—which, despite colonial censorship, provided a forum for African intellectuals and writers for many decades.
Writers used Portuguese to convey the experience of the colonized and to confirm the validity of African cultural expression.
Mozambican society has traditionally revolved around the family and the village, with customs and observances that grow from local rather than national influences.
Many of its traditional values came under attack during the years of civil strife, for, despite Frelimo’s emphasis on pride in African cultural heritage, its ideology of scientific materialism clashed sharply with important components of traditional Mozambican culture.