Recent publications on Lusophone Africa

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This list is a bit longer than most others - but in addition to the usual interesting books and articles, scroll to the bottom for information on digital access to back issues of Estudos Mozambicanos, thanks to Colin Darch and Mozambique History Net.

Let me know about your own publications!

Patrick Harries, “Mozambique Island, Cape Town and the Organisation of the Slave Trade in the South-West Indian Ocean, c.1797–1807,” Journal of Southern African Studies 42, 3 (June 2016): 409-427. [Special Issue: Durban and Cape Town as Port Cities: Reconsidering Southern African Studies from the Indian Ocean,].

Andrew MacDonald, “The Gold Kings: Sonū Smugglers in Johannesburg, Durban and Lourenço Marques, 1890s–1920s,” Journal of Southern African Studies 42, 3 (June 2016): 483-503. [Special Issue: Durban and Cape Town as Port Cities: Reconsidering Southern African Studies from the Indian Ocean,].

Arianna Huhn, “What is Human? Food Taboo and Anthropophagy in Northwest Mozambique,” in Cooking Cultures: Convergent Histories of Food and Feeling, ed., Ishita Banerjee-Dube, 177-198.  Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Arianna Huhn, “Body, Sex, and Diet in Mozambique,” in The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology, ed., Lenore Manderson, Elizabeth Cartwright, and Anita Hardon, 54-58. Routledge, 2016.

John Stuart, “‘The Most Improbable Diocese of the Anglican Communion’: Mission, Church and Revolution in Lebombo, Mozambique, 1961–1976,” Social Sciences and Missions 29, 1-2 (2016).

Håkan Thörn, “Politics of responsibility: governing distant populations through civil society in Mozambique, Rwanda and South Africa,” Third World Quarterly 37, 8 (August 2016): 1505-1523.

Marina Temudo and Manuel Abrantes, “The Pen and the Plough: Balanta Young Men in Guinea-Bissau,” Development and Change 46, 3 (2015): 464–485.

Marina Padrão Temudo, “Running with the Hare and Hunting with the Hounds in Guinea-Bissau: The Politics of NGO and State Development,” Politique africaine n° 137 (mars 2015): 129-149.

Marina Padrão Temudo, Rui Figueira, and Manuel Abrantes, “Landscapes of bio-cultural diversity: Shifting cultivation in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa,” Agroforestry Systems 89, 1 (2015): 175-191.

Jorge Querido, Tempos de Um Tempo que Passou [Cabo Verde]. Video of book launch and interview with author at

Glaúcia Nogueira, Cabo Verde e a música – um dicionário de personagens (Campo da Comunicação, 2016). “O livro tem dados sobre 964 personalidades da música de Cabo Verde,’ for more information and a radio interview, see


News and blogs:

Michel Cahen, interview with Fredson Guilengue of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation of Southern Africa, “Mozambique is suffering a military expression of a political problem,” Pambazuka News (2 June 2016)

Alex Vines, “How Can Mozambique Manage Its Debt Crisis?” Chatham House commentary (16 May 2016),48P34,FIBUH4,FH2N2,1

Paulo Gorjão, “Guiné-Bissau: o enésimo episódio da enésima crise,” IPRIS Comentário, No. 56, (27 de Maio de 2016) (2 pp).


Web resource:

Many thanks to Colin Darch for this valuable resource:

The archive of the journal Estudos Moçambicanos at Mozambique History Net is now complete, with all articles published between issue no.1 in 1980 and issue no.23 in 2014 available for download. Also available are the English versions of the articles in issues no.1-2, which were published in the Netherlands as Mozambican Studies. Click here to go to the main page:

And take a few minutes to look at some of the other materials usefully archived by Colin Darch at Mozambique History Net.