Recent publications on Lusophone Africa

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Here are some of the latest publications, once again addressing a wide range of topics in Lusophone Africa.

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Carlos Shenga, “Born Frees’ Attitudes towards Democracy in Mozambique: A Comparative Study of Political Generations,” Centre for Research on Governance and Development (2017), Working Paper 7. View publication here:

Julie Soleil Archambault, Mobile Secrets: Youth, Intimacy, and the Politics of Pretense in Mozambique (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017)

Chloé Buire, “New city, new citizens?: A Lefebvrian exploration of state-led housing and political identities in Luanda, Angola,” Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa 93 (2017): 13-40 (Special issue on Living in State Housing)

Vanessa de Pacheco Melo, “Top-down low-cost housing supply since the mid-1990s in Maputo: bottom-up responses and spatial consequences,” Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa 93 (2017): 41-67. (Special issue on Living in State Housing)

Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo, “A Repressive Developmentalism: The Portuguese Imperial Endgame (1940-1975),” in Decolonization and Conflict: Colonial Comparisons and Legacies, eds., Martin Thomas and Gareth Curless (Bloomsbury 2017).

Thiago Henrique Mota, “Instrução Islâmica na Senegâmbia e práticas de Muçulmanos Africanos em Portugal: uma abordagem Atlântica (séculos XVI e XVII),” Estudos históricos (Rio de Janeiro) vol.30 no.60 (Jan./Apr. 2017)

Vanito Frei, No país do mano muça, eu sou carvão: implicações socioterritoriais dos megaprojetos de mineração nas comunidades locais da província de Nampula, Tese (Doutorado em Geografia) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2017.

Xénia Venusta de Carvalho, The construction of knowledge in postcolonial societies: identity and education over three generations in Mozambique, Doctoral thesis, University of Brighton, 2016.

Julia Büchele & Joschka Philipps, “‘We are too concerned with Africa’: Questioning and answering with Elísio Macamo,” Stichproben. Wiener Zeitschrift für kritische Afrikastudien No. 32, Vol. 17 (2017): 95-115.

René Pélissier, Le Sud-Angola dan l’histoire (2017). René Pelissier publishes his reference works privately. For further information, write to him at


Blogs and news:

Norimitsu Onishi, “In Angolan Town, Land Mines Still Lurk ‘Behind Every Bush,’” New York Times (April 26, 2017)

Norimitsu Onishi, “Angola’s ‘Omnipresent’ Leader Won’t Run Again. But Will He Relinquish Power?,” New York Times (May 20, 2017)

“Kiluanji Kia Henda has been awarded this year’s Frieze Artist Award,” [Angolan artist] C& (26 May 2017)

“Mateus Mutemba, Warden of Gorongosa, honored by National Geographic,” Gorongosa Blog (May 19, 2017)