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.

TOC: Afro-Ásia no. 54 (2016)

Prezados,

Com imensa satisfação e alegria, informamos a publicação da Edição 54 da Revista Afro-Ásia. A capa mostra a imagem do Largo Dois de Julho. O sobrado, à esquerda, é a atual sede do Centro de Estudos Afro-Orientais, com fachada reformada. Se trata de um postal da Litho-Typ. Almeida, datado de agosto de 1908.

Collections query: Can anyone suggest an appropriate library or archive to donate "Facts & Reports"?

Dear all,

I have an almost-complete archive of Facts & Reports, press clippings from Southern Africa, mainly in English and French, from 1970 to 1900 - 2 file boxes. And I am trying to reduce the number of file boxes in my basement!

TOC: Cadernos de Estudos Africanos n.º 32, julho - dezembro 2016, Desporto e Lazer em África

CADERNO DE ESTUDOS AFRICANOS N.º 32, 2016

Dossiê: Desporto e Lazer em África - Entre os Vínculos do Passado e as Dinâmicas do Presente

Organizadores: Marcelo Bittencourt, Paulo Jorge Fernandes, Victor Andrade de Melo

CFP: Muslim Cultures in the Indian Ocean: Diversity and Pluralism, Past and Present

Your network editor has reposted this from H-Announce. The byline reflects the original authorship.

 

The Aga Khan University's Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations invite proposals for paper presentations on Muslim Cultures in the Indian Ocean: Diversity and Pluralism, Past and Present at our new campus in King's Cross, London.

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: 
Chris Alden, Sérgio Chichava, eds.
Reviewer: 
Joseph Hanlon

Hanlon on Alden and Chichava, 'China and Mozambique: From Comrades to Capitalists'


Chris Alden, Sérgio Chichava, eds. China and Mozambique: From Comrades to Capitalists. Johannesburg: Jacana, 2014. 256 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-920196-94-3.

Reviewed by Joseph Hanlon (The Open University (UK); London School of Economics (UK))
Published on H-Luso-Africa (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Philip J. Havik

Author: 
Thiago Henrique Motta
Reviewer: 
Toby O. Green

Green on Motta, 'Portugueses e Muçulmanos na Senegâmbia: História e Representações do Islã na África (c. 1570-1625)'


Thiago Henrique Motta. Portugueses e Muçulmanos na Senegâmbia: História e Representações do Islã na África (c. 1570-1625). Curitiba: Editora Prismas, 2016. 339 pp. BRL 58.00, ISBN 978-85-550-7266-6.

Reviewed by Toby O. Green (Department of History/Kings College London)
Published on H-Luso-Africa (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Philip J. Havik

Representations of Islam in West Africa

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