Recent publications on Lusophone Africa

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Here is a long list of some recent publications on Lusophone Africa, I'm still catching up after a few weeks of computer problems.

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Aurora Almada e Santos, “A Organização das Nações Unidas e a Questão Colonial Portuguesa: 1960-1974,” Coleção Atena 37 (Instituto da Defesa Nacional, 2017)

Aharon de Grassi and Jesse Salah Ovadia, “Trajectories of large-scale land acquisition dynamics in Angola: Diversity, histories, and implications for the political economy of development in Africa,” Land Use Policy 67 (September 2017): 115-125

Daniel B. Domingues da Silva, The Atlantic Slave Trade from West Central Africa, 1780-1867 (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Cecilia Alda-Vidal, Maria Rusca, Margreet Zwarteveen,, Klaas Schwartz, and Nicky Pouw, “Occupational genders and gendered occupations: the case of water provisioning in Maputo, Mozambique,” Gender, Place & Culture, (2017). Pre-publication view:  DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2017.1339019

Manuel Rui, O Kaputo Camionista e Eusébio (Lisboa: Guerra e Paz Ed., 2017)

Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa, Ulalapi Fragments from the End of Empire, translated by Richard Bartlett and Isaura de Oliveira, forward by Phillip Rothwell, Adamastor Series (Dartmouth, Mass.: Tagus Press, 2017)

Regiane Augusto de Mattos, org., Áfricas: Histórias, Identidades e Narrativas (Editora Orisma, 2017). Not focused on Lusophone Africa, but of interest to our subscribers.

Abdulai Sila, The Ultimate Tragedy. Translated by Jethro Soutar (London: Dedalus Books, 2017). The first novel from Guinea-Bissau to be translated into English.

S. Vandeyar, T. Vandeyar, and S. Gamedze, “Crossing the Border: Immigrant Student Identities in Swaziland Schools,” Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture 23, 5 (2017): 533-547.  Includes information about Mozambican students.

Ivar Kolstad, Armando J. Garcia Pires & Arne Wiig, “Within-group heterogeneity and group dynamics: analyzing exit of microcredit groups in Angola,” Oxford Development Studies 45, 3 (September 2017): 338-351.

Ulrikke Wethal, “Workplace regimes in Sino-Mozambican construction projects: resentment and tension in a divided workplace,” Journal of Contemporary African Studies 35, 3 (July 2017): 383-403.

Christina Wolf, “Industrialization in Times of China: Domestic-market Formation in Angola,” African Affairs 116, no. 464 (July 2017): 435-461.

Henrik Vigh, “Caring through Crime: Ethical Ambivalence and the Cocaine Trade in Bissau,” Africa 87, 3 (July 2017): 479-495.

António Hama Thay, Liderança e Processos de Decisão em Samora Machel (Maputo: Imprensa Universitária, 2017) – further information at Available at Maboko in Maputo. ISBN 978-989-99687-4-5

I'm taking my editor's privilege to announce my own book (which is not focused on Lusophone Africa)
Kathleen Sheldon, African Women: Early History to the 21st Century (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017).
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