H-Luso-Africa is a network initiated by the Lusophone African Studies Organization (LASO). LASO is an independent professional society established in the United States that is open to all scholars with an interest in Angola, Mozambique, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, and São-Tomé e Príncipe.
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Housing: Accommodation available in Lisbon for visiting researchers

Large, bright and lovely room for rent in my spacious and comfortable flat located in Anjos, close to metro station, buses and tram.

The room is well-furnished and has french doors opening onto a small balcony. Available from September 15th at a reasonable rent that includes all utilities, wifi and weekly cleaning services.

Please email christabelle_peters@yahoo.com for more details, photos, etc.

Best wishes

Christabelle Peters


Obit.: John Blacken (1930-2015), former U.S. ambassador to Guinea-Bissau

From the U.S. Department of State:

Passing of former Ambassador John D. Blacken (1930-2015)

The Bureau of African Affairs is deeply saddened to announce the passing of the respected and beloved leader of the tiny American community in Guinea-Bissau, Ambassador (Ret.) John Dale Blacken.  Ambassador Blacken passed away Monday, August 3, 2015 after undergoing treatment for melanoma. 

CFP: Confluence and Divergence in the Portuguese Speaking World: An Interdisciplinary Conference, Kennesaw State University, Feb 2016

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Confluence and Divergence in the Portuguese Speaking World: An Interdisciplinary Conference
Hosted by Kennesaw State University in partnership with the George Afro-Brazilian Consortium


Recent publications on Lusophone Africa

Here are some more great publications by our network members and friends.  There are several on Guinea-Bissau this time, which sometimes seems to be neglected, and new books on Mozambique, Angola, and G-B.

Remember to let me know when your article or book is published, ksheldon@ucla.edu

Jeanne Marie Penvenne, Women, Migration and the Cashew Economy in Southern Mozambique, 1945-1975 (James Currey, 2015).