Recent publications on Lusophone Africa

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Here is the latest list of recent publications on Lusophone Africa.
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Marina Padrão Temudo and Pedro Talhinhas, “Dynamics of change in a ‘female farming system’, Mbanza Kongo/Northern Angola,” Journal of Peasant Studies (2017), pre-publication view on-line,

Marina Padrão Temudo, “Men Wielding the Plough: Changing Patterns of Production and Reproduction among the Balanta of Guinea-Bissau,” Journal of Agrarian Change (2017), online access,

Frank Vollmer, Pedro Zorrilla-Miras, Sophia Baumert, Ana Catarina Luz, Emily Woollen, Isla Grundy, Luis Artur, Natasha Ribeiro, Mansour Mahamane, Genevieve Patenaude, “Charcoal income as a means to a valuable end: Scope and limitations of income from rural charcoal production to alleviate acute multidimensional poverty in Mabalane district, southern Mozambique,” World Development Perspectives 7-8 (September 2017): 43-60.

Zachary Kagan Guthrie, “‘This Was Being Done Only to Help’: Development and Forced Labor in Barue, Mozambique, 1959-1965,” International Journal of Labor and Working Class History 92 (Fall 2017): 134-154,

Kleoniki Alexopoulou and Dácil Juif, “Colonial State Formation Without Integration: Tax Capacity and Labour Regimes in Portuguese Mozambique (1890s–1970s)” International Review of Social History 62, 2 (August 2017): 215-52.

Africa Yearbook: Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2016, vol.13, ed., Jon Abbink, Sebastian Elischer, Andreas Mehler, and Henning Melber (Leiden: Brill, 2017) includes the following entries: Angola by Jon Schubert, Cabo Verde by Gerhard Seibert, Guinea-Bissau by Christoph Kohl, Mozambique by Joseph Hanlon, and São Tomé e Príncipe by Gerhard Seibert.

Daniel B. Domingues da Silva, “Iberian Trade and Slave Connections,” in Routledge Handbook of Africa-Asia Relations, edited by Pedro Amakasu Raposo Carvalho, David Arse, and Scarlett Cornelissen, 33–43 (New York: Routledge, 2017).

Carmen Amado Mendes, “Asia in Lusophone Africa,” in Routledge Handbook of Africa-Asia Relations, edited by Pedro Amakasu Raposo Carvalho, David Arse, and Scarlett Cornelissen, (New York: Routledge, 2017).

Oliver Bakewell, “Negotiating a Space of Belonging: A Case Study from the Zambia-Angolan Borderlands,” in Forging African Communities: Mobility, Integration and Belonging, ed. Oliver Bakewell and Loren B. Landau, pp 103-126 (Palgrave, 2018)

Sonia Silva, “Witchcraft and the Gift: Killing and Healing in Northwest Zambia,” in  Asking and Giving in Religious and Humanitarian Endeavors, edited by Frederick Klaits, 25-45 (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). Set in the Zambian/Angolan borderlands.

Jairzinho Lopes Pereira, “A Igreja e a Escravatura em Cabo Verde (séculos XVI-XVII),” Africana Studia 26 (2017): 75-94

Patrício Batsîkama, O Legado de José Eduardo dos Santos para 3.ª República (Luanda: Mayamba, 2017). An article by Batsîkama on this topic is at


Blogs and news:

Jon Schubert, “Seeing is Believing -- reassessing Angola’s ‘Implacable Exonerator’,” Africa is a Country (Dec 1, 2017),

Zachariah Mampilly, “A handbook for revolution,” Africa is a Country (October 31, 2017),  forward to the new edition of Basil Davidson’s No Fist is Big Enough to Hide the Sky (Zed Press, 2017),

Alcinda Honwana, “Interview, Youth Struggles,” Africa Past and Present, podcast episode 115 (November 2017),

São Deus Lima & Gerson Soares, “Fitxicêlu: Crenças, Estigma e Ostracismo,” (2016) -- a documentary film on witchcraft accusations against elderly women in São Tomé, which can be viewed here:
See also the film review by Vanicléia Silva Santos e Gerhard Seibert, “Documentário Fitxicêlu: Crenças, Estigma e Ostracismo, São Deus Lima & Gerson Soares,” Africana Studia 26 (2017): 113-116.

Carolina Reis, “Esquadrões da Morte atacam em Luanda,” Expresso (25.11.2017),