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.

Call for Papers, Renaissance Society of America Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 22-24, 2018

The Renaissance Society of America (RSA) is now accepting proposals for individual presentation proposals and complete panels for its 2018 annual conference, to be held March 22-24, 2018 in New Orleans, LA.  The Journal of Jesuit Studies regularly sponsors panels at this conference.  We are looking to organize panels in any aspect of Jesuit studies in any region, up to the year 1700.

 

Conf.: Memória História e Esquecimento: 1o Colóquio Internacional sobre o 27 de Maio de 1977 em Angola; Lisboa, 26 de Maio de 2017

Memória História e Esquecimento: 1o Colóquio Internacional sobre o 27 de Maio de 1977 em Angola

FCSH/NOVA, Lisboa
26 de Maio de 2017

Este é um colóquio multidisciplinar que assinala a passagem de 40 anos dos acontecimentos de 27 de Maio de 1977 em Angola, cujas consequências perduram até hoje na sociedade angolana.

Recent publications on Lusophone Africa

Here, once again, are some interesting recent publications on a wide range of topics.

Let me know when your own work is published - send the citation to me at ksheldon@ucla.edu.

 

Jesse Ovadia, “State-Led Industrial Development, Structural Transformation and Elite-Led Plunder: Angola (2002-2013) as a Developmental State,” Development Policy Review pre-publication view: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dpr.12249/full

Conferência sobre Democracia, 24 de Maio de 2017, Maputo Moçambique

CONFERÊNCIA SOBRE DEMOCRACIA

Maputo, 24 de Maio de 2017

Moçambique

 

O Centro de Pesquisas sobre Governação e Desenvolvimento (CPGD), a Fundação Friedrich Ebert (FES), representação em Moçambique, e o Instituto Variedades de Democracia (V-Dem Institute) da Universidade de Gotemburgo, está a realizar uma Conferência sobre Democracia, na Quarta-feira, 24 de Maio de 2017, no Hotel VIP Maputo, entre 8:00 e 17:30 horas.

 

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: 
Joanna Davidson
Reviewer: 
Marina Temudo

Temudo on Davidson, 'Sacred Rice: An Ethnography of Identity, Environment, and Development in Rural West Africa'


Joanna Davidson. Sacred Rice: An Ethnography of Identity, Environment, and Development in Rural West Africa. Issues of Globalization: Case Studies in Contemporary Anthropology Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 264 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-935868-7.

Reviewed by Marina Temudo (University of Lisbon)
Published on H-Luso-Africa (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Philip J. Havik

Author: 
César Braga-Pinto, Mendonça, Fátima
Reviewer: 
Drew Thompson

Thompson on Braga-Pinto and Mendonça and Fátima, 'João Albasini e as luzes de Nwandzengele: Jornalismo e política em Moçambique, 1908-1922'


César Braga-Pinto, Mendonça, Fátima. João Albasini e as luzes de Nwandzengele: Jornalismo e política em Moçambique, 1908-1922. Maputo: Alcance Editores, 2014. Illustrations. 414 pp. $34.00 (paper).

Reviewed by Drew Thompson (Bard College)
Published on H-Luso-Africa (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Philip J. Havik

Social Commentary, Political Activism, and the Origins of the Press in Mozambique

Author: 
Justin Pearce
Reviewer: 
Nuno Vidal

Vidal on Pearce, 'Political Identity and Conflict in Central Angola, 1975-2002'


Justin Pearce. Political Identity and Conflict in Central Angola, 1975-2002. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 204 pp. $103.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-07964-9.

Reviewed by Nuno Vidal (Centro de Estudos Internacionais - ISCTE-IUL)
Published on H-Luso-Africa (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Philip J. Havik

Author: 
Ricardo Soares de Oliveira
Reviewer: 
Didier Péclard

Péclard on Soares de Oliveira, 'Magnificent and Beggar Land: Angola since the Civil War'


Ricardo Soares de Oliveira. Magnificent and Beggar Land: Angola since the Civil War. London: Hurst Publishers, 2015. 320 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-025139-0.

Reviewed by Didier Péclard (Global Studies Institute, Université de Genève)
Published on H-Luso-Africa (December, 2016)
Commissioned by Philip J. Havik