We arrive in Ruace, in the district of Gurué, Nampula province. Behind us, to the left, are the fields that, in other times, used to feed the villagers who live here. Today they are covered in soya. This is the visible legacy of the “sugarcoated promises” made by the intensive agriculture company, Hoyo Hoyo. The bustling streets are a sign that Sunday mass is about to start; only the 44 people meeting in the old school building break this routine. Ten years later, having lost everything they had to lose, their fear of talking has vanished. They no longer try to filter their revolt in any way, they want to “let it all out”.