Recent publications on Lusophone Africa

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Here is the latest list of publications on Lusophone Africa, once again, a fascinating set of research and writing -- check out the articles on white cannibalism and on rhino horns in Iberia! -- and film-making (at the end of the list).


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Joshua Galjour, Philip J. Havik, Peter Aaby, Amabelia Rodrigues, Laura Hoemeke, Michael J. Deml, Jinkou Zhao, and Emmanuel Kabengele Mpinga, “Chronic political instability and HIV/AIDS response in Guinea‑Bissau: a qualitative study,” Infectious Diseases of Poverty 10 (2021), open access,


Josh Galjour, Philip J. Havik, Peter Aaby, Amabelia Rodrigues, and Emmanuel Kabengele Mpinga, “Chronic political instability and the implementation of the HIV/AIDS response in Guinea-Bissau from 2000 to 2015: a systematic review of the intersections of politics and epidemiology,” Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease 6, 1 (2021).


Ruth Castel-Branco, “Improvising an E-state: The Struggle for Cash Transfer Digitalization in Mozambique,” Development and Change (2021), prepublication


Jelmer Vos and Paulo Teodoro de Matos, “The Demography of Slavery in the Coffee Districts of Angola, c. 1800–70,” Journal of African History (2021), pre-publication doi:10.1017/S0021853721000396


Vanessa de Pacheco Melo & Paul Jenkins, “Peri-Urban Expansion in the Maputo City Region: Land Access and Middle-Class Advances,” Journal of Southern African Studies (2021) DOI: 10.1080/03057070.2021.1939499


Julie Soleil Archambault, “In Pursuit of Fitness: Bodywork, Temporality and Self-Improvement in Mozambique,” Journal of Southern African Studies (2021) DOI: 10.1080/03057070.2021.1934264


Cruz S. Sebastião, Joana Morais, and Miguel Brito, “Factors Influencing HIV Drug Resistance among Pregnant Women in Luanda, Angola: Findings from a Cross-Sectional Study,” Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease 6, 1 (2021)


Philip J. Havik & José Pedro Monteiro, “Portugal, the World Health Organisation and the Regional Office for Africa: From Founding Member to Outcast (1948–1966),” The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History (2021), pre-publication,


Inês Vieira Gomes, “Women photographers in Angola and Mozambique (1909-1950): A history of an absence,” in Women and Photography in Africa: Creative Practices and Feminist Challenges, edited by Darren Newbury, Lorena Rizzo, and Kylie Thomas (Routledge,



Manuel Barcia, “White Cannibalism in the Illegal Slave Trade: The Peculiar Case of the Portuguese Schooner Arrogante in 1837,” New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids (2021), pre-publication view,


Andrea Vacha, “Iconography of Gungunhana: representations of the black king in Portugal (1890-1940),” Práticas da História 12 (2021): 53-93


Adam Simmons, “The African Adoption of the Portuguese Crusade during the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries,” The Historical Journal (2021) pre-publication, open access, doi:10.1017/S0018246X21000510  


Cameron McCordic, Liam Riley, and Inês Raimundo, “Household food security in Maputo: the role of gendered access to education and employment,” Development Southern Africa 38, 5 (2021): 816-827,


Cameron McCordic and Bruce Frayne, “The Network of Household Barriers to Achieving SDG 1, 2 and 3 in Maputo, Mozambique,” Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition (2020) prepublication,


Lúcio Neto Amado, História da Educação no arquipélago de São Tomé e Príncipe (1470-1975) – Ensino Secundário (Lisbon: Edições Colibi, 2021)


António Bondoso, O Meu País do Sul [São Tomé e Príncipe] (Edições Esgotadas, 2021) Article about the book launch:


João Manuel Rocha, “ABC-Diário de Angola – um baluarte da oposição possível na imprensa colonial portuguesa dos anos 1960,” Revista de História das Ideias 39 (2021): 301-324 (special issue, História em regimes ditatoriais)


Bruno A. Martinho, “Rhino Horns and Scraps of Unicorn: The Sense of Touch and the Consumption of Rhino Horns in Early Modern Iberia,” Luxury 8, 1 (2021): 77-103, DOI: 10.1080/20511817.2021.1877000


Víctor Barros, “Estado Novo e as comemorações do duplo centenário nas colónias,” Revista de História das Ideias 39 (2021): 141-173 (special issue, História em regimes ditatoriais)


Diana Simões, “A Diáspora como Base da Identidade Cabo-Verdiana em Ilhéu dos Pássaros, de Orlanda Amarílis, e Chiquinho, de Baltasar Lopes,” Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies 33 (2020, published June 2021), special issue on Ocean Crossings, open access,


Isabel Castro Heriques, Roteiro Histórico de uma Lisboa Africana Séculos XV-XXI / Historical Guide to an African Lisbon – 15th To 21st Century (Edições Colibri, 2021) and


Denise Maria Malauene, “A history of music and politics in Mozambique from the 1890s to the present,” Ph.D. diss., University of Minnesota, 2021   


Blogs and News:


Claude de Baissac, “Islamic attacks in Mozambique threaten regional stability,” and other reports in BusinessLive (June 28, 2021), Joseph Hanlon has pulled together a series of four reports from the South African news outlet Business Live at this site: 


Mariana Carneiro, “1 de julho de 1970: Início da Operação Nó Górdio,” Esquerda (1 de Julho, 2021)


Catherine Byaruhanga, “Mozambique Palma attack: ‘I had to pay a bribe to flee’,” BBC News (27 May 2021)


Fatima Manji, “Militant resurgence in Mozambique’s oil and gas rich province of Cabo Delgado,” Channel 4 News (July 2, 2021)


Joseph Hanlon, “Turning Mozambique into a mafia, resource-cursed state,” The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs 110, 3 (2021): 405-406, available here:


Borges Nhamirre, “Mozambicans divided over Rwandan deployment,” ISS Today (Institute for Security Studies) (19 Jul 2021)


J. Z. Hines, R. Thompson, C. Toledo, et al., “Prevalence of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Infection Prevention — Chókwè District, Mozambique, 2014–2019,” MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 70, 26 (July 2, 2021): 942–946. DOI:  


United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), “Mozambique: Humanitarian Response Plan 2021,” (OCHA, 2020) link to download this report, and to a list of other related reports,


José Tembe, reporting for BBC News, has nearly daily reports on Mozambique, available online:


Films about women in Mozambique. These films are a bit older, but were just made available on YouTube in 2020.

Mulheres na política, direção de Licínio Azevedo e Gabriel Mondlane, 2013, 56min.

Na dobra da capulana, direção de Camilo de Souza e Isabel Noronha, 2014, 30min.