Recent publications on Lusophone Africa

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Here, once again, are some interesting recent publications on a wide range of topics.

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Jesse Ovadia, “State-Led Industrial Development, Structural Transformation and Elite-Led Plunder: Angola (2002-2013) as a Developmental State,” Development Policy Review pre-publication view:

Daria Trentini, “Performing Contested Ideas of Being Muslim in Northern Mozambique,” Journal for Islamic Studies 35 (2016): 71-106. (This page for the journal does not yet include more recent issues --

Eleanor K. Jones, Battleground Bodies: Gender and Sexuality in Mozambican Literature (Peter Lang, 2017, in their series on "Reconfiguring Identities in the Portuguese-Speaking World").

Ramah McKay, “The Productivity of Crisis: Aid, Time, and Medicine in Mozambique,” in African Futures: Essays on Crisis, Emergence, and Possibility, ed. by Brian Goldstone and Juan Obarrio (University of Chicago Press, 2017)

Juan Obarrio, “Time and Again: Locality as Future Anterior in Mozambique,” in African Futures: Essays on Crisis, Emergence, and Possibility, ed. by Brian Goldstone and Juan Obarrio (University of Chicago Press, 2017)

Malyn Newitt, A Short History of Mozambique (London: Hurst, 2017) (available now from Hurst, and for pre-order on Amazon in the U.S.)

Frances Henderson, “Luísa Dias Diogo: Gender and Political Leadership in Mozambique,” in Women Presidents and Prime Ministers in Post-Transition Democracies, ed., Verónica Montecinos, 165-181 (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017),

C. Castiglioni, E. Lozza, C. Libreri & P. Anselmi, “Increasing employability in the emerging tourism sector in Mozambique: Results of a qualitative study,” Development Southern Africa 34, 3 (May 2017): 245-259, Part of a special issue on tourism,

Tom Stennett, “Writing on Behalf of Those Women ‘Que Não [?] Têm Escrita’: Gendered Boundaries inside and outside the Fiction of Mia Couto,” Portuguese Studies 33, 1 (2017): 85-104.

Nuno de Fragoso Vidal, “Angola,” and Domingos M do Rosário, “Mozambique,” in Election Management Bodies in Southern Africa: Comparative study of the electoral commissions’ contribution to electoral processes (Johannesburg: OSISA, Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa; and EDF, Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC Countries, 2016). This book, which includes chapters on ten other nations in the region, is available to download at

Elisandra Pereira, “Entrepreneurship, Social Capital, and Gender Politics: Rethinking Empowerment Models for Women’s Sociopolitical and Economic Inclusion through Paulina Chiziane’s Niketche: Uma História de Poligamia (The First Wife: A Tale of Polygamy),” Ph.D. diss., University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2017. For more information on Dr. Pereira, see

News and blogs:

Pius Adesanmi, “Do You Know What 'A Luta Continua' Means?” Sahara Reporters (7 May 2017)

H-Net book review: Ana Lucia Araujo, ed. African Heritage and Memories of Slavery in Brazil and the South Atlantic World. Amherst: Cambria Press, 2015. 422 pp. $124.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60497-892-6. Reviewed by Lori West (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Published on H-AfrArts (May, 2017),