Recent publications on Lusophone Africa

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Another list of interesting publications, in print and online, about Lusophone Africa.

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Ingrid L. Nelson, “Sweeping as a site of temporal brokerage: Linking town and forest in Mozambique,” Critique of Anthropology 36, 1 (March 2016): 44-60.

Helena Perez Nino and Philippe Le Billon, “Foreign Aid and Political Settlements: Contrasting the Mozambican and Angolan Cases,” in Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa: Development without Democracy, ed., Tobias Hagmann and Filip Reyntjens (London: Zed Books, 2016).

Harold J. Cook, “‘Not unlike mermaids’: A report about the human and natural history of Southeast Africa from 1690.” Kronos [online] 41, 1, (2015): 61-84. Part of a special cluster of articles on “The micro-politics of knowledge production in Southern Africa”

José Pinto de Azeredo, Essays on Some Maladies of Angola (1799), Stewart Lloyd-Jones, trans.; Timothy D. Walker, ed.; Adelino Cardoso, contrib.; António Braz de Oliveira, contrib. (Dartmouth, Mass., Tagus Press, distrib. by University Press of New England; “a unique medical text describing healing practices in Africa at the peak of the transatlantic slave trade.”

Jeremy Harding, “Apartheid’s Last Stand,” London Review of Books 38, 6 (17 March 2016): 9-20.  Review of the following books: Magnificent and Beggar Land: Angola since the Civil War by Ricardo Soares de Oliveira; A Short History of Modern Angola by David Birmingham; Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria and the Struggle for Southern Africa by Piero Gleijeses; A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa, translated by Daniel Hahn
Harvill; In the Name of the People: Angola’s Forgotten Massacre by Lara Pawson; Cuito Cuanavale: Frontline Accounts by Soviet Soldiers by G. Shubin, I. Zhdarkin et al, translated by Tamara Reilly.

Samora Machel por Kok Nam (Maputo: Mediacoop, 2016), preface by Alves Gomes. [Note from Colin Darch: This book is a collection of photographs of the late president with quotations from his speeches and interviews. Kok Nam (1939-2012) was one of Mozambique's most esteemed documentary photographers. The book is available in both hard cover and soft cover editions, well printed on quality paper. Available at Livraria Mabuko (Av. Julius Nyerere) and other outlets].

José Capela, O tráfico de escravos nos portos de Moçambique 1717-1904 (2ª edição, refundida), Porto, Afrontamento, 2016.  Back in print, with revisions by Capela.

News and blogs:

Jason Koebler, “Angola’s Wikipedia Pirates Are Exposing the Problems with Digital Colonialism,” Motherboard (March 23, 2016) 

Milton Rodrigues Fulli, “On the Map: A Weekend Immersed in Maputo’s Music Scene,” OkayAfrica (March 22, 2016) – includes several embedded music videos.

Abel Djassi Amado, “America’s African ‘Anchor States’: Cabo Verde,” Political Matter (March 28, 2016)

Matt Wirz and Julie Wernau, “Tuna and Gunships: How $850 Million in Bonds Went Bad in Mozambique: Debt deal highlights the hazards for investors looking for yield in some of the world’s riskiest markets,” Wall Street Journal (April 3, 2016)

Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues, “Increasing violence in "peaceful" Mozambique,” interview at Nordic Africa Institute (April 4, 2016).