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

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.
 

Recent books in Portuguese on Lusophone Africa

Thanks to Gerhard Seibert for sharing this list:

Rogério Amorim, O Adeus a Angola: Diário da fuga pela Costa dos Esqueletos. Pref. de Paulo Portas (Lisboa, Verso da História, 2015), 232p., ISBN: 078-989-8016-15-7

Fernando Morgado, Harith Farooq, Isabel Marques da Silva, e Amadeu Soares, Artes da Pesca Artesanal e Peixes de Interesse Comercial da Baía de Pemba (Aveiro, Univ., 2015), 139p., Ilustr. a cores, 21x14, ISBN: 978-972-36-1429-9

CFP: American Portuguese Studies Organization (APSA) International Conference X, 13-15 October 2016, Stanford University

CFP: American Portuguese Studies Organization, APSA International Conference X, 13-15 October 2016, Stanford University

For general information on the conference, see http://apsa.us/conference-x

Individual paper proposals accepted until March 14, 2016.

Panels have been accepted, and are now seeking papers – for the extensive list of accepted panels, many with explicit or assumed African content, go to http://apsa.us/accepted-panels

CFP: Graduate Conference "Routes of Difference: Migration in Artistic, Academic and Media Discourses," Lisbon, Nov. 24-25, 2016

Call for Papers for  the 6th Graduate Conference in Culture Studies at Catholic University of Portugal, November 24-25, 2016

Submission deadline:  April 30, 2016

Proposals must be submitted to: routesofdifference@gmail.com

Call for Papers

Routes of Difference

Poderosa: An International Conference on Cabo Verdean Women, March 5, Providence College

Dear friends: we cordially invite you to join us at the first International Conference on Cabo Verdean women, to be held at Providence College on March 5. Please visit our website at http://poderosa.online/ for more details on this historic conference. It is free and open to the general public.

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: 
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

Author: 
Papa Samba Ndiaye
Reviewer: 
Silvia Roque

Roque on Ndiaye, 'Les organisations internationales africaines et le maintien de la paix : L’exemple de la CEDEAO, Libéria, Sierra Leone, Guinée-Bissau, Côte d'Ivoire'


Papa Samba Ndiaye. Les organisations internationales africaines et le maintien de la paix : L’exemple de la CEDEAO, Libéria, Sierra Leone, Guinée-Bissau, Côte d'Ivoire. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2014. 338 pp. EUR 33.25 (paper), ISBN 978-2-336-29367-7.

Reviewed by Silvia Roque (Centre for Social Studies (CES), University of Coimbra)
Published on H-Luso-Africa (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Philip J. Havik

Author: 
Stephen A. Emerson
Reviewer: 
Michel Cahen

Cahen on Stephen A. Emerson, 'The Battle for Mozambique: The Frelimo-Renamo Struggle (1977-1992)'


Stephen A. Emerson. The Battle for Mozambique: The Frelimo-Renamo Struggle (1977-1992). West Midlands: Helion and Company Limited, 2014. 288 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-909384-92-7.

Reviewed by Michel Cahen
Published on H-Luso-Africa (January, 2015)
Commissioned by Philip J. Havik

Civil War in Mozambique