Recent publications on Lusophone Africa

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Welcome to another wide-ranging collection of recent materials on Lusophone Africa, and as always, a lot of really interesting work from many of our network subscribers (and others).

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Daniel Domingues da Silva and Philip Misevich, “Atlantic Slavery and the Slave Trade: History and Historiography,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History (November 2018)


Michael G. Panzer, “Socialist Politics in Lusophone Africa,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History (January 2019)


Marcia C. Schenck, “Negotiating the German Democratic Republic: Angolan student migration during the Cold War, 1976–90,” Africa 89, Supplement S1 (January 2019): S144-S166


Selma Pantoja, ed., Leituras Cruzadas sobre Angola: Saberes, Culturas e Políticas, volume 2 (Kobo, 2018)  [apparently not available in the U.S.]


Pedro Lopes de Almeida, “Dissonant notes, intrepid explorers: a reading of Angola and the River Congo, by Joachim John Monteiro, between ecology and violence,” International Journal of Žižek Studies 12, 4 (2018), 77-107,


Inge Brinkman, “War, peace and nationhood: in between south-east Angola and Rundu, Namibia (1960s-2012),” Canadian Journal of African Studies, prepublication view,


Rose Burns, Joana Borges, Philippe Blasco, Alexandra Vandenbulcke, Irene Mukui, Denview Magalasi, Lucas Molfino, Rolanda Manuel, Birgit Schramm, and Alison Wringe, “‘I saw it as a second chance’: A qualitative exploration of experiences of treatment failure and regimen change among people living with HIV on second- and third-line antiretroviral therapy in Kenya, Malawi and Mozambique,” Global Public Health (2019), pre-publication view, DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2018.1561921


Sam Jones and Inge Tvedten, “What does it mean to be poor? Investigating the qualitative-quantitative divide in Mozambique,” World Development 117 (May 2019): 153-166


Kaian Lam, “Island-raised but foreign-made: lived experiences, transnational relationships, and expressions of womanhood among Cape Verdean migrant women in Greater Lisbon,” Island Studies Journal, ahead of print 2019, available at


Josivaldo Pires Oliveira, “Etnografias Missionárias no Sul de Angola,” Canoa do Tempo 11, 2 (2018): 8-21;


Sara de Gouveia, “The Sound of the Masks,” Lionfish Productions, a film about mapiko dancers in Mozambique, more information here:



News and Blogs:


Christian Laheij, “How Austerity Unravels Social Ties [Mozambique],” Sapiens (14 Nov 2018)


Sverre Ole Drønen, “New perspectives on change in urban Africa,” Global Challenges (19 Jan 2019) Project involves Bjørn Enge Bertelsen at the University of Bergen, and studies Maputo, Accra, and Johannesburg;


Oliver Poole, “AIDSfree: Mozambique’s drag queen battling stigma to encourage HIV testing,” The Independent (15 Jan 2019)


“US Spears the Loan Sharks: Mozambique,” Africa Confidential (22 Jan 2019); the article is behind a paywall, but check their twitter page to see a useful chart of the individuals and companies involved:


Geoffrey York, “Canadian scholar freed after military detention in Mozambique,” Globe and Mail (December 19, 2018)


“Angola’s go-to app for delivering live goats to your door,” The Economist (6 Dec 2018); may be restricted access,


Pascale Desclos, “São Tomé, l’autre pays du chocolat,” Le Monde (4 Jan 2019)


José de Lima Massano, “Economic reforms in Angola,” Royal Institute of International Affairs, link to report at Chatham House (Oct 8, 2018)


Alex Vines, “How Different Is the ‘New Angola’ Under Lourenco?,” World Politics Review (Oct. 16, 2018)


Piet van Niekerk and Werner Hoffmann, “Cape Town’s Slave Ship Secret,” BBC Travel (23 October 2018)