This book explores the relations between literacy and "people's power" in the context of Mozambique's project of socialist construction. It probes the tensions between literacy as a tool for grassroots democracy versus literacy as a tool for mobilizing at the base for top-down initiatives.
1. Literacy: People's Power/Assimilation of a Social Order 2. The World of Workplace Literacy 3. The Colonial State as Educator 4. "Schooling": Path from Indigenous to Assimilated? 5. Literacy, Popular State and People's Power 6. Time for "Schooling" at CIM 7. Classrooms: Spaces for Regulated Communication(s) 8. Power Differentiation in the CIM ''Village" 9. Literacy and the Practice of Democracy