Welcome to H-Luso-Africa, a network initiated by the Lusophone African Studies Organization (LASO).

H-Luso-Africa aims to compile resources, host discussions and publish reviews that are relevant to scholars with interests in Angola, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São-Tomé and Príncipe.



Visit the following pages to find professional, research and teaching resources for scholars of Lusophone Africa:

Professional Resources: Lusophone Studies Journals, Lusophone Studies Organisations, Lusophone Studies Research Centers
Research Resources: Archives & Research Libraries, Digital Archives & Databases, Dissertations/Theses in Progress, Online News Media
Teaching Resources: Syllabi collection

Please contact H-Luso-Africa web editor Rosa Williams with your suggestions of resources to include.



We welcome contributions in English or Portuguese. Create a new post by clicking on the “start a discussion” button or reply to existing posts. For more details, see the H-Net Commons Quick Start Guide.

We regularly post lists of recent publications on Lusophone Africa. Please send news of your own publications to H-Luso-Africa editor Kathleen Sheldon.

Recent discussion posts also include: calls for papers/panels, event announcements, job notices, news items, obituaries and research queries.

You can search archived H-Luso-Africa discussion logs (May 2002–January 2014) here.

Obit.: Machado da Graça, Mozambican journalist (1946-2016)

Sad news of the passing of Mozambican journalist Machado da Graça, age 70, from liver cancer. He was known for his satiric columns about current politics, which appeared regularly in Savana:

"Jornalista moçambicano Machado da Graça morreu hoje vítima de doença," dnoticias.pt (20 July 2016) http://www.dnoticias.pt/node/600897

Conference CfP: Deprovincializing the U.S. Presidency: John F. Kennedy as seen from the decolonizing world

Submission and conference details:

  • Submission of abstracts (500 words max., plus a short CV): Monday, 3 October 2016, to Cyrus Schayegh, at schayegh@princeton.edu
  • Conference place / time: Princeton University, NJ, USA, Friday-Saturday, 5-6 May 2017
  • Flight and lodging (2 nights) paid by the conference organizer


Recent publications on Lusophone Africa

Here is a new list of recent publications, covering a wide range of topics and places, including the usually neglected São Tomé e Príncipe.

Let me know about your own publications, send the information to ksheldon@ucla.edu -- when possible please submit that information in bibliography format (author, title, publication, date, pages), just to save me the extra formatting work.



Reviews are commissioned by H-Luso-Africa reviews editor Philip Havik.

More information on becoming a reviewer or submitting a book for review on H-Net can be found here.

Nuno Domingos
Todd Cleveland

Cleveland on Domingos, 'Futebol e Colonialism: Corpo e Cultura Popular em Moçambique'

Nuno Domingos. Futebol e Colonialism: Corpo e Cultura Popular em Moçambique. Lisbon: Imprensa Ciências Sociais/ICS, 2012. 326 pp. EUR 22.00 (paper), ISBN 978-972-671-292-3.

Reviewed by Todd Cleveland (Augustana College)
Published on H-Luso-Africa (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Philip J. Havik

Football and Colonialism

Francisco Henriques da Silva, Mário Beja Santos
Julião Soares Sousa

Soares Sousa on da Silva and Mário Beja Santos, 'Da Guiné Portuguesa à Guiné-Bissau: Um roteiro'

Francisco Henriques da Silva, Mário Beja Santos. Da Guiné Portuguesa à Guiné-Bissau: Um roteiro. Lisbon: Fronteiras do Caos Editores, 2014. 532 pp. $29.00 (paper), ISBN 978-989-8647-18-4.

Reviewed by Julião Soares Sousa (CEIS20, Universidade de Coimbra)
Published on H-Luso-Africa (March, 2016)
Commissioned by Philip J. Havik

From Portuguese Guinea to Guinea Bissau

Filipa Lowndes Vicente, ed.
Emília Tavares

Tavares on Vicente, 'O Império da Visão: Fotografia no Contexto Colonial Português (1860-1990)'

Filipa Lowndes Vicente, ed. O Império da Visão: Fotografia no Contexto Colonial Português (1860-1990). Lisbon: Edições 70, 2014. Illustrations. 504 pp. EUR 35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-972-44-1811-7.

Reviewed by Emília Tavares (Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea - Museu do Chiado)
Published on H-Luso-Africa (February, 2016)
Commissioned by Philip J. Havik

Photography in the Portuguese Empire

David Brookshaw

Brookshaw on Ondjaki, 'Granma Nineteen and the Soviet's Secret'

Ondjaki. Granma Nineteen and the Soviet's Secret. Translated by Stephen Henighan. Biblioasis International Translation Series. Windsor: Biblioasis, 2014. 192 pp. $15.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-927428-65-8.

Reviewed by David Brookshaw (Bristol University)
Published on H-Luso-Africa (September, 2015)
Commissioned by Philip J. Havik