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.

 

Resources

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.

 

Discussions

We welcome contributions in English or Portuguese. Please log in if you are not automatically logged in. You will then be able to 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.

Job: University of Cape Town, Lecturer in Historical Studies, focus on modern Africa

University of Cape Town, Historical Studies

Lecturer in the Department of Historical Studies

Applications are invited for one full-time permanent appointment at the Lecturer level in the Department of Historical Studies, University of Cape Town.

"We particularly encourage application from scholars pursuing innovative research in any field of intellectual, cultural, economic, political and social history of modern Africa."

Obituary: Daviz Simango, 1964-2021, Mozambican politician

Daviz Simango was a founder and leader of MDM (Movimento Democratico de Mocambique) and mayor of Beira since 2003. He was ill with Covid-19, and had been moved to a hospital in South Africa where he passed away.

More news here: https://clubofmozambique.com/news/updated-daviz-simango-dies-at-57-185024/

ANN: [CEI/ISCTE-IUL] 23 FEV | Pensar África com Alexandra Santos, autora do livro “Angola imaginada. Nação, Guerra e Utopia na Ficção de Pepetela (1971-1996)”.

[CEI/ISCTE-IUL] 23 FEV | Pensar África com Alexandra Santos
 

A próxima sessão do seminário permanente em Estudos Africanos, Pensar África, decorrerá na terça-feira, dia 23 de fevereiro pelas 18h (UCT/GMT) no Zoom.  A convidada será Alexandra Santos, autora do livro  “Angola imaginada. Nação, Guerra e Utopia na Ficção de Pepetela (1971-1996)”. Para assistir, siga o link: https://bit.ly/3aUvCBK

Reviews

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.
 

Author: 
John A. Marcum
Reviewer: 
Malyn Newitt

Newitt on Marcum, 'Conceiving Mozambique'

John A. Marcum. Conceiving Mozambique. Edited by Edmund Burke III and Michael W. Clough. African Histories and Modernities Series. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 199 pp. $79.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-3-319-65987-9; $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-319-65986-2.

Reviewed by Malyn Newitt (King's College London) Published on H-Luso-Africa (December, 2020) Commissioned by Philip J. Havik (Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT))

Author: 
Jason Sumich
Reviewer: 
Colin Darch

Darch on Sumich, 'The Middle Class in Mozambique: The State and the Politics of Transformation in Southern Africa'

Jason Sumich. The Middle Class in Mozambique: The State and the Politics of Transformation in Southern Africa. The International African Library Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 190 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-47288-3; $24.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-108-57702-1.

Reviewed by Colin Darch (University of Cape Town) Published on H-Luso-Africa (November, 2020) Commissioned by Philip J. Havik (Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT))

Author: 
Michel Cahen
Reviewer: 
Marçal de Menezes Paredes

de Menezes Paredes on Cahen, '"Não Somos Bandidos": A vida diária de uma guerrilha de direita; A Renamo na época do Acordo de Nkomati (1983-1985)'

Michel Cahen. "Não Somos Bandidos": A vida diária de uma guerrilha de direita; A Renamo na época do Acordo de Nkomati (1983-1985). Lisbon: ICS, 2019. 298 pp. 25.00 EUR (paper), ISBN 978-972-671-542-9.

Reviewed by Marçal de Menezes Paredes (Escola de Humanidades-PUCRS) Published on H-Luso-Africa (October, 2020) Commissioned by Philip J. Havik (Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT))

Author: 
Peter Karibe Mendy
Reviewer: 
Patricia Gomes

Gomes on Mendy, 'Amílcar Cabral: A Nationalist and Pan-Africanist Revolutionary'

Peter Karibe Mendy. Amílcar Cabral: A Nationalist and Pan-Africanist Revolutionary. Ohio Short Histories of Africa Series. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2019. Illustrations. 237 pp. $14.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8214-2372-1