The prevalence of traces of slavery and colonialism in collective practices of Mozambican daily life
Keywords:colonialism, slavery, coloniality/ transculturality, Mozambique
Slavery and colonialism, by the way they manifested themselves on constrained social groups, would hardly indicate the prevalence of their traits in the post-colonial period, specifically in the territories
in which contemporary generations to their course suffered brutal abuse due to two processes. In fact, due to its inhuman character, even when approached, this act would manifest itself in the framework of hibernated or deliberately silenced collective
memories, in order to avoid animosities. In other situations, revisiting them would be in the context of preventing similar processes from happening again. However, a circumspect look at the ways of certain individual and collective practices are manifested
makes it possible to identify ways of being that, at the time of their occurrence, constituted essential foundations of slavery and colonialism, conditioning that unwanted memories of these two processes characterize part of everyday life in Mozambique today.