Recent publications on Lusophone Africa

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Here's another great collection of readings related to Lusophone Africa.

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Colin Darch and David Hedges, Samora Machel: Retórica Política e Independência em Moçambique (Salvador, Brasil: EDUFBA, 2018)


Jason Sumich, The Middle Class in Mozambique: The State and the Politics of Transformation in Southern Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2018)


Inge Tvedten, Gilson Lázaro, and Eyolf Jul-Larsen Mateus Agostinho, Urban poverty in Luanda, Angola CMI Report R 2018:6 (Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute April 2018) available in English and Portuguese,


Iselin Åsedotter Strønen and Margaret Nangacovie, The gendering of poverty and inequality in rural Malanje, Angola CMI Report R 2018:10 (Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute, 2018)


Sam Jones and Inge Tvedten, What does it mean to be poor?: Investigating the qualitative–quantitative divide in Mozambique WIDER Working Paper 2018/75 (United Nations University, 2018) file:///C:/Users/Kathleen/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/6BPTZ7BI/WIDERwp2018-75.pdf

Bjørn Enge Bertelsen & Knut Rio, “1968 and its other worlds: Global events and (anti-)state dynamics in France, Mozambique and Vanuatu,” History and Anthropology (2018),


Chloé Buire, “Intimate Encounters with the State in Post-War Luanda, Angola,” Journal of Development Studies 54, 12 (December 2018): 2210-2226


Alberto Joaquim Chipande, Como Eu Vivo a Minha História. Article about the launch:


Camille Hahn (text) and Tara Todras-Whitehill (photographs), “Clinics Shuttered” [impact on clinics in Mozambique of the global gag rule on abortion information], Ms. Magazine (Fall 2018): 44-47. Not yet online; check


Michel Cahen, “Le Mozambique dans l’histoire, A propos de Malyn Newitt, A Short History of Mozambique,” Lusotopie 17, 1 (2018): 159-167,
and response from Malyn Newitt, “Michel Cahen’s Review of A Short History of Mozambique: Some Thoughts,” Lusotopie 17, 1 (2018): 168-173, 


Helena Shilomboleni, “African Green Revolution, food sovereignty and constrained livelihood choice in Mozambique,” Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue canadienne des études africaines 52, 2 (2018): 115-137,


Helena Shilomboleni, “The African Green Revolution and the Food Sovereignty Movement: Contributions to Food Security and Sustainability, A Case-study of Mozambique,” MA Thesis, University of Waterloo, 2017


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


Ines Raimundo, Cameron McCordic, Abel Chikanda, The state of household food security in Maputo, Mozambique HCP Report No. 10 (Wilfred Laurier University, Hungry Cities Partnership, January 2018)


Søren Kirk Jensen, “Angola’s Infrastructure Ambitions Through Booms and Busts: Policy, Governance and Reform,” Chatham House Research Paper (14 September 2018)


Ambra Formenti, “Holy Strangers: Transnational Mobility and Moral Empowerment among Evangelical Guineans in Lisbon, Portugal,” African Diaspora 10, 1-2 (2018): 46-71


Dorothée Boulanger, Fiction as History? Resistance, Complicities and the Intellectual History of Postcolonial Angola Ph.D. diss., King’s College London, 2017,


Richard John Reeve, Resourcing the Local Church: Attitudes among Mozambican evangelicals towards economic dependency and self-reliance Ph.D. diss., School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh, 2017



Blogs and News:


Alex Vines, “Lourenço’s First Year: Angola’s Transitional Politics,” Africa Center for Strategic Studies Spotlight (September 20, 2018)


Claudine Spera and Irene Baqué, “Women lead the charge in healing scars of war in Mozambique wildlife park,” The Guardian (Sept 7, 2018)


Mercedes Sayagues, “‘Technology is not for women,’” [Mozambique] Mail & Guardian (13 Jul 2018)


Mercedes Sayagues, “‘Women Not Speaking at the Same Table as Men’ Means a Widening Digital Gender Gap in Africa,” Inter Press Service (14 Sept 2018)


Vincent Hiribarren, “Seize ans de guerre civile au Mozambique (1976-1992),” [interview with Eric Morier-Genoud and Michel Cahen] Liberation Africa (30 Septembre 2018)


Chatham House engagement opportunity, recruiting young activists from Mozambique (among other countries), Common Futures Conversations: Launching an online platform for dialogue between young people in Africa and Europe on key issues affecting their future and that of their communities. For further information, see


Lecturer in Portuguese and Lusophone Studies, Cardiff University - Cardiff School of Modern Languages, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, one-year position, see for further information