Recent publications on Lusophone Africa

Kathleen Sheldon's picture

Another long list of interesting recent publications, including a new book and other sources on Guinea-Bissau and a film about Maputo.

 

Send your own publication information to me at ksheldon@ucla.edu, please format as a citation and include link if possible.

 

Christoph Kohl, A Creole Nation. National Integration in Guinea-Bissau (Oxford, New York: Berghahn, 2018) http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/KohlCreole

 

Christoph Kohl, “Armed Conflict and Contested Memory: A Plea for a Fresh Start in the Politics of Memory in Mozambique,” PRIF Report 148. (2017) https://www.hsfk.de/fileadmin/HSFK/hsfk_publikationen/prif148.pdf

 

Cristoph Kohl, “Creole Language and Identity in Guinea-Bissau: Socio-Anthropological Perspectives,” in Creolization and Pidginization in Contexts of Postcolonial Diversity: Language, Culture, Identity, ed., Jacqueline Knörr and Wilson Trajano Filho (Leiden: Brill, 2018): 158-177. https://brill.com/view/title/36020

 

Juliana Braz Dias, “Language and Music in Cape Verde: Processes of Identification and Differentiation,” in Creolization and Pidginization in Contexts of Postcolonial Diversity: Language, Culture, Identity, ed., Jacqueline Knörr and Wilson Trajano Filho (Leiden: Brill, 2018): 289–308. https://brill.com/view/title/36020

 

María José Tíscar, A PIDE no Xadrez Africano: Angola, Zaire, Guiné, Moçambique (Conversas com o Inspetor Fragosos Allas) – (2.ª edição) (Edições Colibri, 2018) http://www.edi-colibri.pt/Detalhes.aspx?ItemID=2191

 

Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Gender and Mediation in Guinea-Bissau: The Group of Women Facilitators Policy Brief (Igarapé Institute, 2018) https://igarape.org.br/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Policy-Brief-Gender-and-Mediation-in-Gui...

 

Mia Couto, Woman of the Ashes, trans. by David Brookshaw from Mulheres de Cinzas (first of a trilogy about Gungunhana) (Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2018) https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374292270

 

Inge Tvedten, “‘It’s all about money’: urban–rural spaces and relations in Maputo, Mozambique,” Canadian Journal of African Studies (2018) available online pre-publication:

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00083968.2018.1457547

**Note: This article is part of a larger project, https://www.cmi.no/projects/1598-the-ethnography-of-a-divided-city-socio-politics, which also includes a new film, Maputo: Ethnography of a Divided City, available online at https://www.cmi.no/news/1921-maputo-ethnography-of-a-divided-city-film

 

Pétur Waldorff, “Renegotiated (Post)Colonial Relations within the New Portuguese Migration to Angola,” Africa Spectrum 52, 3 (2017) free download at: https://journals.sub.uni-hamburg.de/giga/afsp
 

UNESCO, Njinga a Mbande: Rainha do Ndongo e do Matamba, Series, Mulheres na história de África, 2014, graphic publication available for free download, http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0023/002309/230931por.pdf

 

OSISA (Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa), ed., Effectiveness of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Southern Africa (South Africa: African Minds Publishers, 2017), includes chapters on Angola and Mozambique. Available to download: http://www.africanminds.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/OSISA-ACC-Text-29MAR1130-WEB.pdf
Also available, 2016 publication on Election Management Bodies in Southern Africa, http://www.africanminds.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/OSISA-EMB-CASE-STUDIES-29MAR1200-WEB.pdf

 

Blogs and News

 

“Fostering Sustainable Peace, Democracy and Inclusive Development in Mozambique,” video recording of President Nyusi’s presentation and the discussion period in London, Chatham House [his speech is in Portuguese; English translation is found in transcript at this site] (17 April 2018) https://www.chathamhouse.org/event/fostering-sustainable-peace-democracy-and-inclusive-development-mozambique

 

‘Cashew into cash’ is Mozambique’s new mantra to boost the economy,” The Hindu (29 April 2018) http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/mozambique-cracks-open-its-cashews-to-boost-the-economy/article23717186.ece

 

Alex Vines, “Afonso Dhlakama’s Death Changes the Calculation for Peace Prospects in Mozambique,” Chatham House blog (4 May 2018) https://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/afonso-dhlakama-s-death-changes-calculation-peace-prospects-mozambique

 

A revived section of film reviews in the American Historical Review 121, 2 (April 2018) focuses on four African films, including Eric Allina reviewing Licínio Azevedo’s Comboio de Sal e Açucar, pp 530-532.
https://academic.oup.com/ahr/article-abstract/123/2/530/4958224

 

Diego Silva, “Baixe material pedagógico da Série Mulheres na História da África, produzido pela Unesco,” UniversoEduCom (Novembro 16, 2017) The series includes graphic publications in Portuguese on Njinga, Wangari Maathai, and Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti. (This article is about the series mentioned above from UNESCO)
http://universoeducom.org/baixe-material-pedagogico-da-serie-mulheres-na-historia-da-africa-produzido-pela-unesco/