Recent publications on Lusophone Africa

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Here is a big list of recent publications on Lusophone Africa, including recent news and further information on the recent loss of Landeg White and Iraê Lundin, so be sure to scroll down to the end.

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Corinna Jentzsch, “Auxiliary Armed Forces and Innovations in Security Governance in Mozambique’s Civil War,” Civil Wars 19, 3 (2017): 325-347.

Irene Marques, “Suspending the ‘lack’ through art: African and Western epistemological and artistic intersections (Mia Couto, Wole Soyinka, Léopold Senghor, Gaston Bachelard and Mark Epstein),” African Studies. Forthcoming, January 2018. Prepublication view,

Irene Marques, “Looking for ‘God’ in Non-Identity: Reading the Transcendental in Agualusa’s The Book of Chameleons,” InterDISCIPLINARY: Journal of Portuguese Diaspora Studies 5 (2016): 59-90.

Philip J. Havik, “Administration, Economy, and Society in the Portuguese African Empire (1900–1975),” in The Palgrave Handbook of African Colonial and Postcolonial History, ed., Martin S. Shanguhiya and Toyin Falola, 213-238 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)

Justin Pearce, Didier Péclard, and Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, “Angola’s elections and the politics of presidential succession,” African Affairs Vol. 117, Issue 466 (2018): 146–160

Luiz Felipe de Alencastro, “The African Slave Trade and the Construction of the Iberian Atlantic,” in The Global South Atlantic, ed., Kerry Bystrom and Joseph Slaughter (Fordham University Press, 2018)

Lanie Millar, “Postwar Politics in O Herói and Kangamba,” in The Global South Atlantic, ed., Kerry Bystrom and Joseph Slaughter (Fordham University Press, 2018)

Luís Madureira, “Adrift Between Neoliberalism and the Revolution: Cape Verde and the South Atlantic in Germano Almeida’s Eva,” in The Global South Atlantic, ed., Kerry Bystrom and Joseph Slaughter (Fordham University Press, 2018)

Edward Alpers and Matthew S. Hopper, “Speaking for Themselves: Understanding African Freed Slave Testimonies from the Western Indian Ocean, 1850s-1930s,” Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies 1/1 (2017): 60-88.

Edward Alpers, “Indian Textiles at Mozambique Island in the Mid-Eighteenth Century,” Textile History 48/1 (2017): 31-48.

Willem Floor, “Omani-Portuguese Maritime Activities (1500–1650 CE),” in Oman, A Maritime History, ed. Abdulrahman al-Salimi and Eric Staples (Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlag, 2017), pp. 15-26. TOC for volume found at

Ebenezer Durojaye, “Between Rhetoric and Reality: The Relevance of Substantive Equality Approach to Addressing Gender Inequality in Mozambique,” Afrika Focus 30, 1 (2017): 31-52.

Anna Mazzolini and Daniel Draper, “Experiences of Inverse Planning – Re-thinking Land Access and Urban Governance in Maputo, Mozambique,” Trialog 128, 1 (December 2017): 17-22 [there is a date and issue number discrepancy, but the article is available at


Blogs and news:

Renato Caldeira, “Mutola: Lição de sacrifício na primeira pessoa,” O Pais, 10 Set 2017); English version, “Lurdes Mutola: A lesson on sacrifice in the first person – Mozambique,” Club of Mozambique, 26 Jan 2018)

“Landeg White obituary,” The Guardian (22 January 2018)

José João, “Iraê Lundin: A Life Fighting for the Freedom of the Human Person - Watch,” Club of Mozambique (1 February 2018) (includes 6 minute video report)

Facebook page for Museu Cinema Moçambique:

“Guiné-Bissau: Intelectuais fazem manifesto pela democracia no país,” Por Dentro da África (2 fevereiro 2018)

David McKenzie, Ingrid Formanek, and Estacio Valoi, “North Korea is dodging sanctions with fish and front firms in Mozambique,” CNN (3 February 2018)

“Mozambique is implementing all UN sanctions on North Korea – Govt,” Club of Mozambique (5 Feb 2018) [from Lusa]