Recent publications on Lusophone Africa

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Another long list of valuable publications, including some research on the Covid pandemic, and new books on important topics. Enjoy!

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Lorenzo Macagno, “Itinéraires de Kamba Simango: dialogue entre un Mozambicain apprenti ethnographe et Franz Boas,” Cahiers d’études africaines 244 (2021), [En ligne],

Lorenzo Macagno, “Um velho dilema?. Civilização e cultura em Henri-Alexandre Junod,” Sociologia & Antropologia 11, 1 (2021): 249-277,; pdf: 

Liazzat J. K. Bonate and Jonna Katto, “Women in Mozambique,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History (2021)

Jonna Katto, “‘The rainha is the boss!’: On Masculinities, Time and Precolonial Women of Authority in Northern Mozambique,” Gender & History (2022), pre-publication view,

Daniel B. Domingues da Silva, and Edward A. Alpers, “Abolition and the Registration of Slaves and Libertos in Portuguese Mozambique, 1856–76.” Journal of African History, early view (2022), doi:10.1017/S0021853721000554  

Edward A, Alpers, “Cattle on the Hoof: The Mozambique Channel Provisioning Trade in the Nineteenth Century,” in Cargoes in Motion: Materiality and Connectivity across the Indian Ocean, ed., Burkhard Schnepel and Julia Verne, (Ohio University Press, 2021), 145-175,

Victor Igreja, “Negotiating Truth-Seeking, Ritual Television, and Healing in Mozambique,” in Guilt, Forgiveness, and Moral Repair: A Cross-Cultural Comparison, ed., Maria-Sibylla Lotter and Saskia Fischer (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022)

Eric Cezne and Jana Hönke, “The multiple meanings and uses of South–South relations in extraction: The Brazilian mining company Vale in Mozambique,” World Development 151 (March 2022), open access,

Jon Schubert, “Fear and fainting in Luanda: paranoid politics and the problem of interpretative authority in Angola,” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, pre-publication, open access (2022)

João Afonso Baptista, “Bodyland: Honeybees and the legitimacy of (human) presence in postwar Angola,” American Ethnologist (2022) early view:

Silvio Marcus de Souza Correa, “A espetacularização do sofrimento dos outros pelas fotografias da hanseníase na África da primeira metade do século XX,” Afro-Ásia 64 (2021): 140–182,

Francisco Paolo Vieira Miguel, “Uma história do movimento LGBT em Maputo,” Afro-Ásia 64 (2021): 320-362,

Gert Jan Veldwisc and Philip Woodhouse, “Formal and informal contract farming in Mozambique: Socially embedded relations of agricultural intensification,” Journal of Agrarian Change 22, 1 (January 2022): 162-178, special issue on The Political Economy of Contract Farming; open access,

Regis Musavengane, Llewellyn Leonard, and Shakespear Mureyani, “Doing tourism in Southern Africa amid the coronavirus pandemic: Navigating political, socio-economic and environmental inequalities,” Development Southern Africa 39, 1 (2022): 3-19, special issue on “COVID-19 impacts on tourism: Southern Africa’s experiences”

R. Joseph Parrott, “Brother and a Comrade: Amílcar Cabral as Global Revolutionary,” in R. Joseph Parrott and Mark Atwood Lawrence, eds., The Tricontinental Revolution: Third World Radicalism and the Cold War (Cambridge, 2022): 245-275,

Eric Covey, “From Playa Girón to Luanda: Mercenaries and Internationalist Fighters,” in R. Joseph Parrott and Mark Atwood Lawrence, eds., The Tricontinental Revolution: Third World Radicalism and the Cold War (Cambridge, 2022): 304-331,

Alex Santana França, “Motivações, impactos e (res)significações socioculturais de experiências migratórias e diaspóricas em Moçambique no pós-independência: análise do filme A árvore dos antepassados (1995), de Licínio Azevedo,” in Cinema lusófono: uma coletânea do Grupo de Pesquisa Luso Brasileiro do Audiovisual, organizadores, Cristiane Pimentel Neder e Izabel Cristina Taceli (Editora Fi, 2021), open access,   

David Matsinhe, “Dispossession and displacement: land rights and dignity in rural Mozambique and Angola,” in Land in South Africa: Contested Meanings and Nation Formation, ed., Khwezi Mabasa and Bulelwa Mabasa (Mapundubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection, 2021),

Alex Vines, “Violence, Peacebuilding, and Elite Bargains in Mozambique Since Independence,” in The State of Peacebuilding in Africa: Lessons Learned for Policymakers and Practitioners, eds., Terence McNamee and Monde Muyangwa, 321-342 (Springer 2021), open access,

Jurek Seifert, “South-South Development Cooperation as a Modality: Brazil’s Cooperation with Mozambique,” in The Palgrave Handbook of Development Cooperation for Achieving the 2030 Agenda: Contested Collaboration, ed., Sachin Chaturvedi, et al., 543-566 (Springer, 2021), open access,

Sylvia Croese, “Africa’s new Dubai? Intersections between the global and the local in the redevelopment of the Bay of Luanda, Angola,” in Refractions of the National, the Popular and the Global in African Cities, ed., Simon Bekker, Sylvia Croese, and Edgar Pieterse (African Minds, 2021), open access,

Samuël Coghe, Population Politics in the Tropics: Demography, Health and Transimperialism in Colonial Angola (Cambridge University Press, 2022),

Madian de Jesus Frazão Pereira, Maria de Lourdes Silva Gonçalves, e Samarone Marinho, Diálogos do sul atlântico: Crítica e interpretação do contemporâneo em Cabo Verde e Brasil (7Letras, 2021),

Eduardo Moraes Sarmento and José Mascarenhas Monteiro, “State of the Art about COVID-19's Impact on Santiago University, Cape Verde,” in Handbook of Research on Developing a Post-Pandemic Paradigm for Virtual Technologies in Higher Education, ed., Sandra Maria Correia Loureiro and João Guerreiro (IGI Global, 2021)

Mark S. Bell, Nuclear Reactions: How Nuclear-Armed States Behave (Cornell University Press, 2021), includes a chapter, “Apartheid and Aggression: South Africa, Angola, and the Bomb,”

Corinna Del Bianco, Pemba: Spontaneous Living Spaces (Routledge, 2021),

Daniel Silva and Lamonte Aidoo, eds., Lusophone African Short Stories and Poetry after Independence: Decolonial Destinies (Anthem Press, 2021)

Albert K. Awedoba, Benedikt Kamski, Andreas Mehler, and David Sebudubudu, eds., Africa Yearbook Volume 17: Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2020 (Brill, 2021)
The chapters on the five PALOP in this edition are as follows: Gerhard Seibert, Cabo Verde, 68-73; Christoph Kohl, Guinea-Bissau, 114-120; Gerhard Seibert, São Tomé and Príncipe, 273-278; Jon Schubert, Angola, 440-451; Joseph Hanlon, Mozambique, 497-507

António Leão Correia e Silva, Noite Escravocrata, Madrugada Camponesa, Cabo Verde séc. XV- XVIII (Rosa de Porcelana, 2021)


News and blogs:

Benedetta Capelli, “Líderes religiosos em Cabo Delgado: a fé cria paz e reconciliação,” Vatican News (Jan 4, 2022)

Orlando Castro, “História(s) da Revolta de Cassange,” Folha 8 (3 Jan 2022),

Siddhartha Mitter, “Grada Kilomba’s Rituals of Resistance: The Portuguese artist and psychoanalyst examines postcolonial trauma in her U.S. debut in Brooklyn,” New York Times (Oct 12, 2021),

Joseph Hanlon with Thomas Selemane and Lorena Lombardozzi, “Mozambique's resource curse is a success of donor actions to create oligarchs,” 90-minute presentation, Open University International Development Inclusive Innovation program (12 January 2022)

Luciana Leiderfarb, “Entrevista a Paulina Chiziane: A voz que escreve Moçambique,” A Revista do Expresso (14 Janeiro 2022), 44-49; may need subscription to read digital version,

Glória, a Portuguese spy series on Netflix set in 1968 Portugal, has the colonial wars as a central theme: