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.



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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.

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-Luso-Africa: 9 May - 16 May

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from
 9 May 2022 to 16 May 2022.  These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Luso-Africa.  See the H-Net Job Guide website at
https://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.  To contact the Job Guide,
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CFP: Chamada de artigos para a Revista ABE África v.7, n.7 (2022.1)

A equipe editorial da revista AbeÁfrica: revista da Associação Brasileira de Estudos Africanos, convida à submissão de artigos científicos inéditos, notas de pesquisa, resenhas e traduções acerca dos mais diversos temas no âmbito das Estudos Africanos abrangendo os campos de Antropologia, Ciência Política, Educação, Geografia, História, Literatura e Crítica Literária, Relações Internacionais, Sociologia e outros.

CFP: Conference: Conflito, Violência e Desenvolvimento, IESE, in Maputo, September 19-21, 2022

O Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Económicos (IESE) anuncia a realização da sua VI Conferência Internacional, subordinada ao tema “Conflito, Violência e Desenvolvimento”. O evento a ter lugar em Maputo de 19 a 21 de Setembro de 2022, será em formato híbrido (presencial e virtual).


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.

Christoph Kohl
Raúl Mendes Fernandes

Mendes Fernandes on Kohl, 'A Creole Nation: National Integration in Guinea-Bissau'

Christoph Kohl. A Creole Nation: National Integration in Guinea-Bissau. New York: Berghahn, 2018. Illustrations. 248 pp. $29.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-78533-425-2; $135.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78533-424-5.

Reviewed by Raúl Mendes Fernandes (Universidade Amílcar Cabral) Published on H-Luso-Africa (January, 2022) Commissioned by Philip J. Havik (Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT))

Michelle C. Johnson
Thiago Mota

Mota on Johnson, 'Remaking Islam in African Portugal: Lisbon - Mecca - Bissau'

Michelle C. Johnson. Remaking Islam in African Portugal: Lisbon - Mecca - Bissau. Framing the Global Series. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2020. Illustrations. 212 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-04976-6; $24.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-04977-3.

Reviewed by Thiago Mota (Universidade Federal de Viçosa) Published on H-Luso-Africa (October, 2021) Commissioned by Philip J. Havik (Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT))

Jess Auerbach
Claudia Gastrow

Gastrow on Auerbach, 'From Water to Wine: Becoming Middle Class in Angola'

Jess Auerbach. From Water to Wine: Becoming Middle Class in Angola. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020. xxiv + 230 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4875-2433-3.

Reviewed by Claudia Gastrow (University of Johannesburg) Published on H-Luso-Africa (May, 2021) Commissioned by Philip J. Havik (Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT))

Yann Karlen, Stefano Boroni
Lorenzo G. Macagno

Macagno on Karlen and Boroni, 'Capitão'

Yann Karlen, Stefano Boroni. Capitão. Lausanne: Éditions Antipodes, 2019. 110 pp. EUR 22.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-2-88901-164-3.

Reviewed by Lorenzo G. Macagno (Universidade Federal do Paraná) Published on H-Luso-Africa (May, 2021) Commissioned by Philip J. Havik (Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT))

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