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. 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: Municipalismo e poderes locais, org., Augusto Nascimento e Aurélio Rocha

Augusto Nascimento e Aurélio Rocha (org.). Municipalismo e poderes locais. Maputo: Alcance Editores, 2015.

TOC
 
Introdução.
Poderes locais nos PALOP: escrutinar a história, reinventar no presente, p. 5-28
Augusto Nascimento e Aurélio Rocha
 
Poder local e administração do território em Moçambique no período colonial: a institucionalização dos municípios no século XVIII, p. 29-58
Eugénia Rodrigues
 
As câmaras municipais em Moçambique e o quadro normativo do Estado Colonial (1869-1933), p. 59-86

CFP: Symposium Hybrid Architectures: Case Studies on African Continent, Lisbon, July 18-23, 2016

Symposium Hybrid Architectures: Case Studies on African Continent

Planned date: 18th -23th July 2016


This symposium intends to mix various media and expositive methodologies from video screenings introduced by the film makers themselves, argumentative discourse based on personal source material and academic lecture.

TOC: Dos “Anos Quentes” À Estabilidade Democrática, orgs., Ana Maria Belchior e Nuno de Almeida Alves

Dos “Anos Quentes” À Estabilidade Democrática: Memória e Ação Política no Portugal Contemporâneo, Ana Maria Belchior e Nuno de Almeida Alves (organizadores)  (Editora Mundos Sociais, CIES, ISCTE-IUL, 2016)

Introdução

Parte I Memória Vivida: Testemunhos de Intervenientes Políticos da Época

1) Guerra Colonial. Contexto e Movimento dos Capitães, por Aniceto Afonso

2) A organização política do Movimento das Forças Armadas (MFA).O Programa do MFA, por Pedro Lauret

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: 
Francisco Henriques da Silva, Mário Beja Santos
Reviewer: 
Julião Soares Sousa

Soares Sousa on da Silva and Mário Beja Santos, 'Da Guiné Portuguesa à Guiné-Bissau: Um roteiro'


Francisco Henriques da Silva, Mário Beja Santos. Da Guiné Portuguesa à Guiné-Bissau: Um roteiro. Lisbon: Fronteiras do Caos Editores, 2014. 532 pp. $29.00 (paper), ISBN 978-989-8647-18-4.

Reviewed by Julião Soares Sousa (CEIS20, Universidade de Coimbra)
Published on H-Luso-Africa (March, 2016)
Commissioned by Philip J. Havik

From Portuguese Guinea to Guinea Bissau

Author: 
Filipa Lowndes Vicente, ed.
Reviewer: 
Emília Tavares

Tavares on Vicente, 'O Império da Visão: Fotografia no Contexto Colonial Português (1860-1990)'


Filipa Lowndes Vicente, ed. O Império da Visão: Fotografia no Contexto Colonial Português (1860-1990). Lisbon: Edições 70, 2014. Illustrations. 504 pp. EUR 35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-972-44-1811-7.

Reviewed by Emília Tavares (Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea - Museu do Chiado)
Published on H-Luso-Africa (February, 2016)
Commissioned by Philip J. Havik

Photography in the Portuguese Empire

Author: 
Ondjaki
Reviewer: 
David Brookshaw

Brookshaw on Ondjaki, 'Granma Nineteen and the Soviet's Secret'


Ondjaki. Granma Nineteen and the Soviet's Secret. Translated by Stephen Henighan. Biblioasis International Translation Series. Windsor: Biblioasis, 2014. 192 pp. $15.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-927428-65-8.

Reviewed by David Brookshaw (Bristol University)
Published on H-Luso-Africa (September, 2015)
Commissioned by Philip J. Havik

Author: 
Paul Jenkins
Reviewer: 
Cristina Delgado Henriques

Delgado Henriques on Jenkins, 'Urbanization, Urbanism and Urbanity in an African City: Home Spaces and House Cultures'


Paul Jenkins. Urbanization, Urbanism and Urbanity in an African City: Home Spaces and House Cultures. Africa Connects Series. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 296 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-38016-6.

Reviewed by Cristina Delgado Henriques (Faculdade de Arquitectura)
Published on H-Luso-Africa (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Philip J. Havik

A Transdisciplinary Perspective on Maputo's Peri-Urban Area