National Geographic : 1964 Aug
EKTACHROME(UPPER) AND KODACHROME(C) NATIONAL GEOGRAPHICSOCIETY Primitive designs adapted by architect Amancio Guedes adorn office and apartment buildings throughout Lourenco Marques. "Pancho," here seen in his studio, believes the blending of tribal and 20th-century traditions gives Africans a sense of participation with the Western World. Soaring concrete curves outline a church in Manga, a Beira suburb. Styl ized African mural decorates the arch-shadowed facade. The church, which also has bottle-glass mosaics, expresses the spirit of modern architecture in Mozambique. Crowd flowing out of the lofty sanctuary following Sunday Mass includes uniformed schoolchildren. Laughing students take a break at Nampula's technical school. In airy class rooms, boys and girls study for careers in agriculture, home economics, and crafts. Seven years of high school prepare scholars for entrance into univer sities abroad, mostly in Portugal. Despite new schools, fewer than one out of 226 ten of Mozambique's tribesmen can read or write.