Docteur d'Etat-ès-lettres, he specializes in colonial and military history of Portugal and in the history of the Lusophone countries of Africa and Asia in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He wrote several books on the subject (gray Wars, The Colony Minotaur, born in Mozambique, Guiné Birth of) authoritative.
BOOK REVIEWS.Théo Ananissoh. Tunis, Elyzad, 2013. For about ten years, the Togolese Théo Ananissoh has been patiently putting together a book centred on the African individual and his environment (landscape, history, food, etc.). If he is less well-known than his compatriots Kossi Efoui,
Book reviews n°47
They refer to themselves as “African Countries where Portuguese is the official language” (PALOP), but that acronym is not necessarily understood by all their partners in the African Union. There are five of them — Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Principe, Angola and Mozambique — that belong to the Union, but contrary to the linguistic and geographical blocs formed by some of the Francophone, Anglophone and Arab-speaking countries, they do not share...
An overview, in the figurative sense, often implies a distanced and cursory glance. This now seems inevitable when we remember that each year worldwide about 15,000 books are published on Africa alone. No one would be capable of taking stock of them all, however superficially. We have long since accepted the impossibility of universal exhaustiveness
REFLECTIONS ON SOME AFRICAN WARS. BARREL OF A GUN. A WAR CORRESPONDENT’S MISSPENT MOMENTS IN COMBATAl J. VenterPhiladelphia, Casemate, 2010, 504 pp. MY FRIEND THE MERCENARY James BrabazonEdinburgh, Canongate, 2010, 457 pp. CHILD SOLDIERS IN THE AGE OF FRACTURED STATES. Scott Gates & Simon ReichPittsburgh (PA), University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010, 310 pp. ANGOLSKY POCHOD SMRTIVladimir KavciakPrague, Nakladatelstvi XYZ, 2009, 335 pp. TWO MOONS IN AFRICA. BARBARA AND BRENT SWAN’S STORY OF...
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