Recent publications on Lusophone Africa

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A few more recent publications for you, including more than usual on São Tomé. Note also a deadline this week for a position at Kings College London.

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Arianna Huhn, “Enacting Compassion: Hot/Cold, Illness and Taboos in Northern Mozambique,” Journal of Southern African Studies, available online prepublication, February 2017.

Jared Staller, “Ossobó: Myth, History, and Intertextuality in Santomean Literature,” Research in African Literatures 47, 4 (Winter 2017): 1-20

William Gumede, “The Democracy Deficit of Africa’s Liberation Movements Turned Governments,” Politikon 44, 1 (April 2017): 27-48

Conceição Osório e Teresa Cruz e Silva, Entre a denúncia e o silêncio. Análise da aplicação da Lei contra a Violência Doméstica (2009-2015) (WLSA, Women and Law in Southern Africa, 2016), available at

João Feijó, ed., Metodologias de Investigação em Ciências Sociais: Experiências de Pesquisa em Contextos Moçambicanos (Escolar Editora, 2017)

Basil Davidson, No Fist is Big Enough to Hide the Sky: The Liberation of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde, 1963-74. New edition with a new foreword by Zachariah Mampilly, and a foreword by Amilcar Cabral and a preface by Aristides Pereira (London: Zed Press, 2017)


News and blogs:

Abel Djassi Amado, “Explaining Government Instability in Guinea-Bissau,” Political Matter (28 Feb 2017)

Rui da Silva, “Portuguese Aid to Education in Guinea Bissau,” FreshEd podcasts (13 Feb 2017)

Elisabete Azevedo-Harman, Griamundos, blog that includes entries on São Tomé e Príncipe, Cabo Verde, and Guiné Bissau:

Raquel Ribeiro, “Cuba e Angola à procura dos seus heróis,” Público (10 Março 2017)

Rorisang Lekalake, “Why Opposition Parties in Southern Africa Struggle to Win Power,” The Conversation (20 Feb. 2017).; also at Afrobarometer,

King’s College London: temporary full time position in African history including Portuguese-speaking Africa.
Application deadline, 17 March 2017