H-Net's Network on Lusophone African Studies



H-Luso-Africa is a network initiated by the Lusophone African Studies Organization (LASO). LASO is an independent professional society established in the United States that is open to all scholars with an interest in Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, and São-Tomé e Príncipe.

Recent Content

Event announcement: In Memoriam: Patrick Chabal, His Life and Work

Posted on behalf of Toby Green:

In Memoriam: Patrick Chabal, His Life and Work

Friday June 6th, to take place in the Strand Campus, King's College London, in room K4U.12.

A one day memorial event to celebrate the life and work of the historian and political scientist Patrick Chabal, who worked for 30 years of his career at King's College London in the Departments of History and Portuguese and Brazilian Studies.

The following provisional timetable is confirmed; confirmation of the final programme will be made in due course

Looking for information on Makua/Lomwe and Mountains in Mozambique

Hello All

My name is Majka Burhardt and I am the leader of a conservation, science, and adventure project on Mt. Namuli in Zambezia, Mozambique. We are also making a film about the work.  I'm currently trying to track down research about the Makua/Lomwe. I'd be grateful to be in contact with anyone who has information or ideas.

In addition, I am curious if there are any academics on this list serve who've specifically researched mountains and the role of mountains in Mozambique (both in the Namuli region in Zambezie and in the larger country).

Thank you,

Majka Burhardt (mb@majkaburhardt.com)


Research in Maputo June 2014

Dear Colleagues,

I am planning a visit to Maputo to conduct research at the Arquivo Histórico de Moçambique in June 2014 and I am hoping that list-members may have leads on reasonably priced accomodation for my husband and myself. We would be quite willing to stay in a room in an apartment, for example.

I am also keen to make connections with other scholars in Maputo while I am visiting. My own research will be focused on colonial medicine and the relationships between health, migration and the control of borders in colonial Mozambique in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Please contact me off-list (rosajanetwilliams@gmail.com).

Rosa Williams

Recent publications on Lusophone Africa

Here is a list of some recent publications on Lusophone Africa – a longer list than usual, as there are many new publications of interest.  Let me know when your article or book is published: ksheldon@ucla.edu

Ruy Llera Blanes, A Prophetic Trajectory: Ideologies of Place, Time and Belonging in an Angolan Religious Movement (New York: Berghahn Books, 2014)

Edward O. Wilson (Author), Piotr Naskrecki (Photographer), A Window on Eternity: A Biologist's Walk Through Gorongosa National Park (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2014)

Lara Pawson, Remembering Angola's Forgotten Massacre: 27 May 1977 (I.B. Tauris, 2014).