A new list of great publications, blogs, and films about Lusophone Africa.
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Owen Sirrs, “Soviet Bloc Security Services and the Birth of New Intelligence Communities in Mozambique and Angola,” in African Intelligence Services: Early Postcolonial and Contemporary Challenges, ed., Ryan Shaffer (Rowman and Littlefield, 2021) https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538150825/African-Intelligence-Services-Early-Postcolonial-and-Contemporary-Challenges
Joseph Hanlon, “Collapsing Electoral Integrity in Mozambique,” Journal of African Elections 20, 1 (June 2021): 44-66, https://journals.co.za/doi/abs/10.20940/JAE/2021/v20i1a3; pdf available here, https://www.eisa.org/pdf/JAE20.1Hanlon.pdf
Vasco Martins, “Hegemony, Resistance and Gradations of Memory: The Politics of Remembering Angola’s Liberation Struggle.” History & Memory 33, 2 (2021): 80-106. muse.jhu.edu/article/803953.
Ruy Llera Blanes, “Thanks for Your Visit but You Can Go Now: Cortesia, Hospitality, and Rites of Distinction in Angola,” in The Palgrave Handbook of Anthropological Ritual Studies, ed., Pamela J. Stewart and Andrew J. Strathern, pp 95-105 (Palgrave, 2021) |https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-76825-6_5
Benedito Machava, and Euclides Gonçalves, “The dead archive: Governance and institutional memory in independent Mozambique,” Africa 91, 4 (2021): 553-574, special issue on “Intellectual and cultural work in times of austerity,” based on 2018 conference in Maputo; https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/africa/article/abs/dead-archive-governance-and-institutional-memory-in-independent-mozambique/C3EF065EAC36829808530D9D1063133C
Marlino Eugénio Mubai, “The unintended consequences of liberalization and austerity on higher education in Mozambique,” Africa 91, 4 (2021): 602-619, special issue on “Intellectual and cultural work in times of austerity,” based on 2018 conference in Maputo; https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/africa/article/abs/unintended-consequences-of-liberalization-and-austerity-on-higher-education-in-mozambique/E564C8645CCE95BD5BDB67D925B44731
Cameron McCordic, Bruce Frayne, and Naomi Sunu, “Assessing Supermarket Patronage in Matola, Mozambique,” Hungry Cities Working Paper No. 52 (August 2021) https://hungrycities.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/DP52.pdf
Joanna Tague, “Refugee settlement as dialogue: conversations and contestations between the Tanzanian state, Mozambican liberation leaders and humanitarian officials (1964–1971),” Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue canadienne des études africaines (2021), pre-publication view, from a forthcoming issue on African Refuge https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00083968.2021.1871639
Eric Allina, “Bright lines and fault lines: the politics of refuge in independence-era Mozambique,” Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue canadienne des études africaines (2021), pre-publication view, from a forthcoming issue on African Refuge https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00083968.2020.1869050
Corinna Jentzsch, “Renamo and Mozambique,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia in African History (31 August 2021) https://oxfordre.com/africanhistory/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780190277734.001.0001/acrefore-9780190277734-e-1028
Jacqueline A. Haffner and Hetalben Haribhai Patel,”As relações entre a Índia e Moçambique: uma parceria estratégica (1947-2019),” Conjuntura Austral 12, n. 59 (2021): 35-48 https://seer.ufrgs.br/ConjunturaAustral/issue/view/4425/showToc
Adaeze Okoye, Mariam Masini, and Alache Fisho, “Joint Development of Transboundary Natural Resources: Lessons from the Nigeria-Sao Tome and Principe Joint Development Zone,” in Nigerian Yearbook of International Law 2018/2019, ed., Chile Eboe-Osuji, Engobo Emeseh, and Olabisi D. Akinkugbe, pp 81-111 (Springer 2021) https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-69594-1_5
Michael Mikulewicz, “Disintegrating labour relations and depoliticised adaptation to climate change in rural São Tomé and Príncipe,” Area (Royal Geographic Society) 53, 2 (September 2021): 422-430, https://rgs-ibg.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/area.12630
Francisco Sarmento, “São Tomé e Príncipe na construção de um pacto nacional para a agroecologia,” (2021) versão digital aqui: https://issuu.com/imvf/docs/agroecologiastp_net
Centro de Integridade Pública and Chr. Michelsen Institute, Costs and Consequences of the Hidden Debt Scandal of Mozambique, trans., Paul Fauvet (2021) https://www.cmi.no/file/4442-Costs-and-consequences-of-the-Hidden-Debt-FINAL.pdf
Camilo de Sousa e Isabel Noronha, “Sonhámos um País,” Filmspot (21 Junho 2021), documentário na RTP2 assinala aniversário da independência de Moçambique, https://filmspot.pt/artigo/sonhamos-um-pais-documentario-na-rtp2-assinala-aniversario-da-independencia-de-mocambique-12677/
Atanásio Salvador M’tumuke, O Fim da Luta de Libertação Nacional em Moçambique: Operation Omar (2021) More information from O País: https://www.opais.co.mz/ultima-batalha-contra-o-colonialismo-portugues-aos-olhos-de-mtumuke/
Blogs and news:
Gregory Pirio, Robert Pittelli, and Yussuf Adam, “Cries from the Community: Listening to the People of Cabo Delgado,” Spotlight, Africa Center for Strategic Studies (August 30, 2021) https://africacenter.org/spotlight/cries-from-the-community-listening-to-the-people-of-cab...
Matheus Serva Pereira, “Manifestações culturais, independência e nação em Moçambique,” Impérios Research Group blog (30 August 2021) https://gi-imperios.org/blog/manifestacoes-culturais-independencia-e-nacao-em-mocambique-entrevista-a-matheus-serva-pereira/
Estacio Valoi, “In Cabo Delgado, Displaced Villagers Report Food Aid Traded for Money, Sex,” The Standard (Zimbabwe) (Sept 5, 2021) https://www.thestandard.co.zw/2021/09/05/in-cabo-delgado-displaced-villagers-report-food-aid-traded-for-money-sex/
Alan Boswell talks to Dr. Adriano Nuvunga, “Eastern Africa’s Jihadis: Mozambique,” The Horn, International Crisis Group (August 25, 2021), podcast, https://www.crisisgroup.org/africa/southern-africa/mozambique/eastern-africas-jihadis-mozambique
Vijay Prashad, “Rwanda’s Military is the French Proxy on African Soil,” Mail & Guardian (12 September 2021) https://mg.co.za/africa/2021-09-12-rwandas-military-is-the-french-proxy-on-african-soil/
Claudio Silva, “Welcome to Benguela,” The Continent 59 (Mail & Guardian) (September 11, 2021), https://mg.co.za/thecontinent/; https://media.mg.co.za/wp-media/2021/09/b820f91f-thecontinentissue59.pdf, and scroll down to pp 23-25.
“Guinea-Bissau, Faticosa democrazia,” Nigrizia (2 Settembre 2021), special issue of online Italian magazine, video here, https://www.nigrizia.it/atlante/guinea-bissau and other links here, https://www.nigrizia.it/notizia/guinea-bissau-faticosa-democrazia
Emi Eleode, “Artist creates ‘slave ship’ installation in Lisbon to spark debate around Portugal’s history of colonialism,” The Art Newspaper (Sep 3, 2021) https://www.theartnewspaper.com/preview/boat-installation-unveiled-for-biennial-of-contemporary-art-in-lisbon-highlights-hidden-histories-of-slavery-and-colonialism
“Exhibitions by Portuguese-speaking artists liven up the Parisian summer,” The Portugal News (24 August 2021) (sadly, some exhibits had already closed when I came across this article) https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2021-08-24/exhibitions-by-portuguese-speaking-artists-liven-up-the-parisian-summer/61923
Curry Malott, “How Amílcar Cabral shaped Paulo Freire’s pedagogy,” New Frame (26 Aug 2021) https://www.newframe.com/how-amilcar-cabral-shaped-paulo-freires-pedagogy/
Owen Amos, “Shot in the head in Angola, left for dead, now a Wetherspoons star,” BBC News (Aug 24, 2021) https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-58266180
Olívio N’kilumbu, “Análise da gestão da COVID-19,” [Angola] Africa is a Country (July 29, 2021) https://africasacountry.com/2021/07/analise-da-gestao-da-covid-19
CDD/SAPES, “Seminar on Mozambique,” chaired by Ibbo Mandaza; no. 9 of 2021 (27 May 2021), 2 hours; available on the SAPES channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNzbQNKEY1s, and on Facebook, here: https://www.facebook.com/sapestrust/videos/1076962609494070
IFCH UNICAMP, “A guerra em Cabo Delgado de uma perspectiva histórica - Seminário Internacional,” 3½ hour seminar, streamed live on April 19, 2021, available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI3Kz8vWyvM
Warren A. Stanislaus, “The Significance of Yasuke, the Black Samurai,” Black Perspectives (September 15, 2021) [Yasuke is generally thought to have been born in the area that became Mozambique] https://www.aaihs.org/the-significance-of-yasuke-the-black-samurai/
“U.S. Embassy in Mozambique Moves to New Building,” Press release (Aug 31, 2021) https://mz.usembassy.gov/u-s-embassy-in-mozambique-moves-to-new-building/
Transimperial History Network launched a new blog in July 2021 to explore the history of interactions across empires. Nothing yet on Lusophone Africa, but check out the website at http://transimperialhistory.com
H-Biography – note the addition of a new network at H-Net; to learn more and subscribe, visit https://networks.h-net.org/h-biography