Mario Azevedo

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Mario Joaquim Azevedo (born 1940) is a Mozambican novelist, historian, professor, and epidemiologist.[1]

A refugee, Azevedo, esteemed as one of the most remarkable Mozambican voices during the years of the War of Independence from Portugal,[2] emigrated from his native country to the United States,[3] where he received his B.A. from The Catholic University of America,[4] his M.A., his Ph.D. from Duke University, from American University, and his M.P.H from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[1]

In 1980 he became Associate Professor of History at Jackson State University;[5] he passed in 1986 to the UNC Charlotte, where he has become Frank Porter Graham Professor[6] and Chair of the Department of African-American and African Studies.[4]

Azevedo was co-coordinator of the Southeastern Regional Seminar in Africa Studies from 1987 to 1989.[7]


  • The Returning Hunter, 1978[8]
  • Africa and Its People: An Interdisciplinary Survey of the Continent (editor), 1982[8]
  • Cameroon and Its National Character (editor), 1984[8]
  • Cameroon and Chad in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (editor), 1989[8]
  • Historical Dictionary of Mozambique, 1991[8]
  • Kenya: The Land, the People, and the Nation (editor), 1993[8]
  • Africana Studies: A Survey of Africa and the African Diaspora (editor), 1993[8]
  • Chad: A Nation in Search of Its Future (co-authored with Emmanuel U. Nnadozie), 1997[8]
  • Roots of Violence: History of War in Chad, 1998[8]
  • Tragedy and Triumph: Mozambique Refugees in Southern Africa, 1977-2001, 2002


  1. ^ a b "Dr. Azevedo's Biographical Sketch" (PDF). Jackson State University. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 28, 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-28. 
  2. ^ "Les littératures de l'Afrique de l'Est face à la guerre" (PDF). Littératures anglophones de l’Est de l’Afrique. The Association for the Diffusion of French Thought. Retrieved 2007-03-29. 
  3. ^ Pélissier, René. "Politics and Society: English Speaking Voices". Book Notes. African Geopolitics. Retrieved 2007-03-29. 
  4. ^ a b "Faculty". Undergradutate Catalog. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Archived from the original on 2007-02-06. Retrieved 2007-03-29. 
  5. ^ Azevedo, Mario J (October 1980). "'A Sober Commitment to Liberation?' Mozambique and South Africa 1974-1979". African Affairs. 79 (317): 567–584. ISSN 1077-3711. JSTOR 198010. 
  6. ^ Stone, Chuck (Autumn 2001). "A Roster of African Americans Who Hold Endowed University Chairs". The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. The JBHE Foundation. 33 (33): 121–125. doi:10.2307/2678940. JSTOR 2678940. 
  7. ^ "SERSAS Constitution". African Studies Committee. East Carolina University. Retrieved 2007-03-29. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i Azevedo, Mario J. (1998). Roots of Violence: A History of War in Chad. Routledge. pp. xiii. ISBN 90-5699-582-0.