Welcome to H-Luso-Africa, a network initiated by the Lusophone African Studies Organization (LASO).

H-Luso-Africa aims to compile resources, host discussions and publish reviews that are relevant to scholars with interests in Angola, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São-Tomé and Príncipe.

 

Resources

Visit the following pages to find professional, research and teaching resources for scholars of Lusophone Africa:

Professional Resources: Lusophone Studies Journals, Lusophone Studies Organisations, Lusophone Studies Research Centers
Research Resources: Archives & Research Libraries, Digital Archives & Databases, Dissertations/Theses in Progress, Online News Media
Teaching Resources: Syllabi collection

Please contact H-Luso-Africa web editor Rosa Williams with your suggestions of resources to include.

 

Discussions

We welcome contributions in English or Portuguese. Please log in if you are not automatically logged in. You will then be able to create a new post by clicking on the “start a discussion” button or reply to existing posts. For more details, see the H-Net Commons Quick Start Guide.

We regularly post lists of recent publications on Lusophone Africa. Please send news of your own publications to H-Luso-Africa editor Kathleen Sheldon.

Recent discussion posts also include: calls for papers/panels, event announcements, job notices, news items, obituaries and research queries.

You can search archived H-Luso-Africa discussion logs (May 2002–January 2014) here.

Recent publications on Lusophone Africa

More recent publications on Lusophone Africa, many from edited collections of articles.

Send your own publication information to ksheldon@ucla.edu (in citation format please, and with any relevant links).

Filipe Calvão, “The Company Oracle: Corporate Security and Diviner-Detectives in Angola’s Diamond Mines,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 59, 3 (July 2017): 574-599. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0010417517000172

TOC: Dynamics of Social Reconstruction in Post-war Angola, ed. Fernando Florêncio (2016)

Fernando Florêncio, ed., Dynamics of Social Reconstruction in Post-war Angola
(Freiburg: Arnold-Bergstraesser Institut, 2016), 212 p.
[Ed. note, apologies for a delay of some months in posting this table of contents, I was hoping to include specific ordering information, which has not been available. For purchasing information, contact ABI, http://www.arnold-bergstraesser.de/en/publications.]

 Preface, Franz-Wilhelm Heimer

CFP: Angola: os legados do passado, os desafios do presente, Lisboa, 14-15 de Novembro de 2017

 Angola: os legados do passado, os desafios do presente

Chamada de comunicações

O Centro de História da Universidade de Lisboa, o Centro de Estudos Africanos da Universidade do Porto, o Centro de Estudos Internacionais do ISCTE-IUL e o Instituto de História Contemporânea da Universidade Nova de Lisboa organizam a Conferência Internacional Angola: os legados do passado, os desafios do presente

Reviews

Reviews are commissioned by H-Luso-Africa reviews editor Philip Havik.

More information on becoming a reviewer or submitting a book for review on H-Net can be found here.
 

Author: 
Joanna Davidson
Reviewer: 
Marina Temudo

Temudo on Davidson, 'Sacred Rice: An Ethnography of Identity, Environment, and Development in Rural West Africa'


Joanna Davidson. Sacred Rice: An Ethnography of Identity, Environment, and Development in Rural West Africa. Issues of Globalization: Case Studies in Contemporary Anthropology Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 264 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-935868-7.

Reviewed by Marina Temudo (University of Lisbon)
Published on H-Luso-Africa (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Philip J. Havik

Author: 
César Braga-Pinto, Mendonça, Fátima
Reviewer: 
Drew Thompson

Thompson on Braga-Pinto and Mendonça and Fátima, 'João Albasini e as luzes de Nwandzengele: Jornalismo e política em Moçambique, 1908-1922'


César Braga-Pinto, Mendonça, Fátima. João Albasini e as luzes de Nwandzengele: Jornalismo e política em Moçambique, 1908-1922. Maputo: Alcance Editores, 2014. Illustrations. 414 pp. $34.00 (paper).

Reviewed by Drew Thompson (Bard College)
Published on H-Luso-Africa (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Philip J. Havik

Social Commentary, Political Activism, and the Origins of the Press in Mozambique

Author: 
Justin Pearce
Reviewer: 
Nuno Vidal

Vidal on Pearce, 'Political Identity and Conflict in Central Angola, 1975-2002'


Justin Pearce. Political Identity and Conflict in Central Angola, 1975-2002. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 204 pp. $103.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-07964-9.

Reviewed by Nuno Vidal (Centro de Estudos Internacionais - ISCTE-IUL)
Published on H-Luso-Africa (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Philip J. Havik

Author: 
Ricardo Soares de Oliveira
Reviewer: 
Didier Péclard

Péclard on Soares de Oliveira, 'Magnificent and Beggar Land: Angola since the Civil War'


Ricardo Soares de Oliveira. Magnificent and Beggar Land: Angola since the Civil War. London: Hurst Publishers, 2015. 320 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-025139-0.

Reviewed by Didier Péclard (Global Studies Institute, Université de Genève)
Published on H-Luso-Africa (December, 2016)
Commissioned by Philip J. Havik