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.

Call for Nominations: 2018 Conover-Porter Award for Africana Bibliography or Reference Work

Nominations close: April 30th 2018  

The Africana Librarians Council, a coordinate organization of the African Studies Association (U.S.), seeks nominations for the biennial Conover-Porter Award for excellence in Africana bibliography or reference work.

CFf: Workshop: Migrations, Crossings, Unintended Destinations: Ecological Transfers across the Indian Ocean, 1850-1920

Cross posted from H-Africa [apologies for the delayed posting here]

Call for Papers:

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL: FEBRUARY 28, 2018

Workshop: Migrations, Crossings, Unintended Destinations: Ecological Transfers across the Indian Ocean, 1850-1920

Date: 10-12 October 2018
Conveners: Ulrike Kirchberger (Kassel University), Christof Mauch (RCC)
Location: Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, LMU Munich, Germany

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: 
Cécile Fromont
Reviewer: 
Carlos Almeida

Almeida on Fromont, 'The Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo'


Cécile Fromont. The Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. Illustrations. 328 pp. $47.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-1871-5; $19.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4696-1872-2.

Reviewed by Carlos Almeida (Centro de História/Universidade de Lisboa)
Published on H-Luso-Africa (October, 2017)
Commissioned by Philip J. Havik

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