Recent publications on Lusophone Africa

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Another long list, this one includes many chapters in edited volumes, as well as a lot of other interesting material.

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M. Rehder, Rui da Silva, and T. Monteiro, “Da Guiné-Bissau ao Brasil: impactos da instabilidade política na manutenção dos princípios constitucionais para educação,” Educação & Sociedade, 39 (145) (2018): 962-979.

Rui da Silva, “O papel da parceria global para a educação na promoção dos referentes da globalização nos planos setoriais da educação dos PALOP.” Revista on line de Política e Gestão Educacional, 22(esp3). (2018). doi:


Aleia Rachide Agy, “Participação das mulheres em projectos de investimento agrário no Distrito de Monapo,”  Observador Rural, Documento de Trabalho 63 ( June 2018),

Annelin Eriksen, Ruy Llera Blanes, and Michelle MacCarthy, Going to Pentecost: An Experimental Approach to Studies in Pentecostalism NY: Berghahn Books, 2019. Includes material on Angola, and a concluding chapter by Bjørn Bertelsen. Open access:


Sónia Vespeira de Almeida and Rita Cachado, “Archiving anthropology in Portugal,” Anthropology Today 35, 1 (February 2019): 22-25


Lusotopie returns!, with a special open access issue on Impeachments in Brazil, and this book review and response:

Michel Cahen, “Le Mozambique dans l’histoire, A propos de Malyn Newitt, A Short History of Mozambique,” Lusotopie 17, 1 (Sep.2018): 159-167 -- free access until April 30th 2019
Malyn Newitt, “Michel Cahen’s Review of A Short History of Mozambique: Some Thoughts,” Lusotopie 17, 1 (Sep.2018): 168-173 -- -- free access until April 30th 2019


Lloyd M. Sachikonye, “South Africa in Southern Africa: Angola, Mozambique and Zimbabwe,” in Foreign Policy in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Security, Diplomacy and Trade, edited by Adekeye Adebajo and Kudrat Virk (London: I.B. Tauris, 2018)


Jessica Milgroom, “Policy Processes of a Land Grab: At the Interface of Politics ‘In the Air’ and Politics ‘On the Ground’ in Massingir, Mozambique,” in Global Land Grabbing and Political Reactions ‘from Below’, ed. by Marc Edelman, Ruth Hall, Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Ian Scoones, Ben White, and Wendy Wolford (Routledge, 2018)


Feliciano Chimbutane, “Education and citizenship in Mozambique: colonial and postcolonial perspectives,” in The multilingual citizen: towards a politics of language for agency and change, edited by Lisa Lim, Christopher Stroud, and Lionel Wee (Bristol; Tonawanda, NY; North York, Ontario: Multilingual Matters, 2018)


Helene Maria Kyed, “State police and tradition in post-war Mozambique: the dilemmas of claiming sovereignty in legal pluralistic contexts,” in The state and the paradox of customary law in Africa, edited by Olaf Zenker and Markus Virgil Hoehne (London; New York: Routledge, 2018)


Carrie Manning and Chipo Dendere, “Mozambique: a credible commitment to peace,” in Understanding quality peace: peacebuilding after civil war, edited by Madhav Joshi and Peter Wallensteen, (New York: Routledge, 2018)


Angela Impey, Song Walking: Women, Music, and Environmental Justice in an African Borderland [South Africa, Mozambique, and Swaziland] (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018) .


Richard Obinna Iroanya, Human Trafficking and Security in Southern Africa: The South African and Mozambican Experience (Palgrave, 2018)


Raquel Ribeiro, “¿Seremos (otra vez) como el Ché?: Angola as an 'alternative narrative' to Cuba in the 1970s,”  Cuba's forgotten decade : how the 1970s shaped the revolution, edited by Emily J. Kirk, Anna Clayfield, and Isabel Story (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2018)'s-Forgotten-Decade-How-the-1970s-Shaped-the-Revolution


Paulo Ingles, “The MPLA government and its post-liberation record in Angola”

Adriano Nuvunga, “From former liberation movement to four decades in government: the maintenance of the Frelimo state”

Birgit Embaló, “From Cabral's liberation movement to power struggle and ideological erosion: the decline of PAIGC in Guinea-Bissau”

All three in National liberation movements as government in Africa, edited by Redie Bereketeab (New York: Routledge, 2017)


Jesse Ovadia, “Angola: civil society actors and petroleum management,” in Public brainpower: civil society and natural resource management, edited by Indra Overland (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)


Lisa Åkesson, Postcolonial Portuguese migration to Angola: migrants or masters? (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)


Luiz Felipe de Alencastro, The trade in the living: the formation of Brazil in the South Atlantic, sixteenth to seventeenth centuries (Trato dos viventes, translated by Gavin Adams and Luiz Felipe de Alencastro; revised by Michael Wolfers and Dale Tomich) (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2018)


Nick Bamber, “Searching for Gourd Lutes in the Bijagos Islands of Guinea-Bissau,” in Banjo Roots and Branches, ed., Robert B. Winans (University of Illinois Press, 2018)


Catarina Gomes, Furriel não é nome de pai: os filhos que os militares portugueses deixaram na guerra colonial (Lisboa: Tinta-da-China, 2018)


Mabata Bata (film)!/film/mabata_bata



News and Blogs:


Eric Morier-Genoud, “Tracing the history of Mozambique’s mysterious and deadly insurgency,” The Conversation (19 Feb 2019)


“Manuscritos de Amílcar Cabral na Fundação Mário Soares vão regressar à Guiné-Bissau,” Público (29 Jan 2019)


James Logan, “Could these beautiful islands help stop killer diseases?,” [Bijagos, Guinea-Bissau] BBC News (14 November 2018)


Heather Richardson, “How Gorongosa National Park went from Civil War Battlefield to Conservation Leader,” The Independent (24 Jan 2019)


Patrick Adams, “A Comeback for African National Parks,” [on Gorongosa] New York Times (20 Feb 2019)


Kathleen Sheldon, “Telling a Historian’s Story,” CSW Blog [UCLA Center for the Study of Women] (8 Feb 2019)