Recent publications on Lusophone Africa

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Todd Cleveland, Following the Ball: The Migration of African Soccer Players across the Portuguese Colonial Empire, 1949–1975 (Ohio University Press, 2017).

Sylvia Croese and M. Anne Pitcher, “Ordering power? The politics of state-led housing delivery under authoritarianism – the case of Luanda, Angola,” Urban Studies (2017). Early view online:

Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo and Hugo Dores, “Internationalisms and the policies of mission in the Portuguese colonial empire (1885-1930)”, Illes i Imperis, no. 19 (2017), pp. 101-123.

Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo, “‘A battle in the field of human relations’: The official minds of repressive development in Portuguese Angola”, in Martin Thomas and Gareth Curless, ed., Decolonization and Conflict: Colonial Comparisons and Legacies, pp. 115-136 (London: Bloomsbury, 2017). (This article was listed previously with a slightly different title)

José Pedro Monteiro, “‘One of Those Too-Rare Examples’: The International Labour Organization, the Colonial Question and Forced Labour (1961–1963),” in Internationalism, Imperialism and the Formation of the Contemporary World: The Pasts of the Present, ed., Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo and José Pedro Monteiro, 221-249 (Springer, 2017); full table of contents and links to other chapters is at

Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues and V. Russo, ‘No walk in the park: Transboundary cooperation in the Angolan war-torn Okavango’, Environmental Practice, 19 (2017): 4-15; fifty free copies:

Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues and Magdalena Bialoborska, “Organization and Representation of Informal Workers in São Tomé and Príncipe: State Agency and Sectoral Informal Alternatives,” African Studies Quarterly 17, 2 (2017)

Stephen Henighan, “‘Memórias emprestadas’: From the Post-national State to the End of Socialist Internationalism in Ondjaki’s AvóDeznove e o segredo do Soviético and Sonhos azuis pelas esquinas,” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 94, 10 (November 2017): 1133-1149,

Blogs and news:

Claudia Gastrow, “Urban,” Somatosphere (Nov 6, 2017),

Juliana Bosslet, “The Making of Imperial Peripheries: The musseques in Late-Colonial Luanda,” Global Urban History Blog (31 October 2017)

Interview with Yusuf Adam, “Moçambique: Revolta e manipulação na origem dos ataques em Mocímboa da Praia,” Deutsche Welle (November 5, 2017)çambique-revolta-e-manipulação-na-origem-dos-ataques-em-mocímboa-da-praia/a-41242985
English version, “Revolt and manipulation at the root of Mocímboa da Praia attacks – Mozambique,” Club of Mozambique (Nov 6, 2017)

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), “Women and Drought in Southern Mozambique: More Responsibilities, Less Power, and Increased Vulnerabilities (2016),” (October 2017) one-page summary of a study,

Nikkie Wiegink, “In a Film about War, Can you Leave the Politics Out?” [review of The Train of Salt and Sugar] Africa is a Country (October 18, 2017)

Peter Fabricus, “Mozambique: First Islamist Attacks Shock the Region,” Institute for Security Studies, distributed by All Africa (Oct. 27, 2017),

Alex Vines, “Mozambique’s Stability is Being Put to the Test,” Chatham House Expert Comment (6 Oct. 2017)