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.

ANN: Book Launch 'The Brutish Museums: The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution', March 8, 2021; 4 p.m. (GMT)

The above book launch announced yesterday will take place on Monday, March 8, 2021, at 4 p.m. (GMT). In the earlier announcement of this online event this information was not included in the text, but only appeared on the organizer's website at https://www.ces.uc.pt/en/agenda-noticias/agenda-de-eventos/2021/the-brutish-museums

My apologies for having overlooked this inaccuracy.

ANN: Book Launch 'The Brutish Museums: The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution'

We are honoured to announce the launch of Dan Hicks' The Brutish Museums: The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution. Hosted by the University of Coimbra, Centre for Social Studies, the event will take place on the Zoom platform and last for one hour and half.

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