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.
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I am very sorry to share the news of the passing of Carlos Serra, a prolific researcher of Mozambican society who was based at the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane. I know many of you have worked with him over the years and we have all benefitted from his insights and support, even if just through reading his publications.
This report has some information about the circumstances of his death (it was not related to the coronavirus), and I will share a more complete obituary that details his accomplishments when that becomes available.
International History Review (2019) prepublication view of forthcoming articles on Guinea-Bissau (I presume these will be published as a special focus or issue in 2020)
Once again, some recent publications on Lusophone Africa, with many fascinating topics to explore.
I hope everyone is staying safe and well as we all weather the dangers of a pandemic.
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.
José Pedro Monteiro. Portugal e a questão do trabalho forçado: um império sob escrutínio (1944-1962). Lisbon: Edições 70, 2018. 404 pp. EUR 21.90 (paper), ISBN 978-972-44-2060-8.
Reviewed by Zachary Guthrie (University of Mississippi) Published on H-Luso-Africa (August, 2019) Commissioned by Philip J. Havik (Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT))
Inês Nascimento Rodrigues. Espectros de Batepá: memórias e narrativas do 'Massacre de 1953' em São Tomé e Príncipe. Oporto: Edições Afrontamento, 2018. 300 pp. EUR 18.00 (paper), ISBN 978-972-36-1659-0.
Reviewed by Inocência Mata (Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa) Published on H-Luso-Africa (May, 2019) Commissioned by Philip J. Havik (Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT))
Todd Cleveland. Following the Ball: The Migration of African Soccer Players across the Portuguese Colonial Empire, 1949-1975. Ohio RIS Global Series. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2017. Illustrations. 280 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-89680-313-8; $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-89680-314-5.
Reviewed by Nuno Domingos (Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa) Published on H-Luso-Africa (April, 2019) Commissioned by Philip J. Havik (Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT))
Eric Morier-Genoud, Michel Cahen, Domingos Manuel do Rosário, eds. The War Within: New Perspectives on the Civil War in Mozambique, 1976-1992. Suffolk: James Currey, 2018. Illustrations. 268 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84701-180-0.
Reviewed by David Robinson (Edith Cowan University) Published on H-Luso-Africa (April, 2019) Commissioned by Philip J. Havik (Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT))