MAPUTO: "We were donkeys, the donkeys of the Portuguese. We had to carry them on our backs—them, their wives, their children, and their baggage all the way to Tete, Cachamba, or Zomba. They forced us to grow cotton and paid us only 150 escudos a sack. They took away our millet, our chickens, and our pigs. We had to give them everything—otherwise they would hurt us."
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