Recent publications on Lusophone Africa

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Here are some recent publications on Lusophone Africa. I've fallen a bit behind, if you have sent me information on a publication that is not included here, it will be in the next list!

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Pamila Gupta, Portuguese Decolonization in the Indian Ocean World: History and Ethnography (London: Bloomsbury, 2018)


Liazzat J. K. Bonate, “Portuguese Colonialism and Islamic Law in Northern Mozambique,” History in Action 6, 1 (2018)


Liazzat J. K. Bonate, “Political-Social Movements: Revolution: East Africa (Tanzania and Mozambique),” in Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, BrillOnline Reference Works, ed. Suad Joseph. (Brill, 2018).*-COM_002161


Maria Tavares, No Country for Nonconforming Women: Feminine Conceptions of Lusophone Africa, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures 32 (Cambridge, UK: Modern Humanities Research Association)


Matthew J. Hannaford, “Pre-Colonial South-East Africa: Sources and Prospects for Research in Economic and Social History,” Journal of Southern African Studies (2018), pre-publication view:


Pedro Cerdeira, “Reconstruire le quotidien administratif à Cacheu (Guinée-Bissau) à la fin des années 1950,” Vingtième Siècle, Revue d’Histoire, n.140 (2018, 4): 69-81.


Julie Soleil Archambault, “‘One beer, one block’: concrete aspiration and the stuff of transformation in a Mozambican suburb,” JRAI Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 24, 4 (December 2018): 692-708


Leon Parker & Elsje Fourie, “Sino-Angolan agricultural cooperation: still not reaping rewards for the Angolan agricultural sector,” Review of African Political Economy 45 (2018): 491-500


Simone Haysom, Where Crime Compounds Conflict: Understanding Northern Mozambique’s Vulnerabilities (Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, 2018).


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


Bárbara M. G. G. Bäckström, “Death, mourning and post-death rituals of elderly migrants,” about Cabo Verdeans in Lisbon; Mortality (2019) pre-publication view,


Esther Miedema (2018) “‘Culturespeak’ is everywhere: an analysis of culturalist narratives in approaches to sexuality education in Mozambique,” Comparative Education, DOI: 10.1080/03050068.2018.1541658


Paulo Ferrinho, Maria da Luz Lima Mendonça, António Pedro Delgado, “The need for planning training among public health officers in Cape Verde,” International Journal of Health Planning and Management. 2018; pre-publication view, open access,


Silas Fiorotti, “A Igreja Universal e o espírito da palhota: análise dos discursos ‘religiosos’ e ‘políticos’ da Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus (IURD) no sul de Moçambique” Ph.D. diss., Universidade de São Paulo, 2017, available atírito_da_palhota_análise_dos_discursos_religiosos_e_políticos_da_Igreja_Universal_do_Reino_de_Deus_IURD_no_sul_de_Moçambique



News and Blogs:


XV Seminário Internacional de História Indo-Portuguesa, Ilha de Moçambique, 31 out.-3 nov. 2018. Paper summaries here: Click other tabs for program and other information.


Mário Macilau, “The devastating effects of drought and severe weather in Mozambique,” photo essay, BBC News (Dec 2, 2018)


Don Fitz, “Medicine for Political Liberation: Cuban Doctors Reflect on Solidarity Work in Africa,” Toward Freedom (24 December 2018)


Rodrigo Barbosa, “Europa premeia filme animado sobre guerra em Angola,” EuroNews (20 Dez 2018)