Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Seminar für Afrikawissenschaften

International publications as project results (2010–2013)


  • Special issue of Review Africana Studia 15, 2010, ‘Autoridades tradicionais africanas durante o período  colonial’ [African traditional authorities during the colonial period], a dossier with an introduction by Alexander Keese, discussing the role of chiefs including with regard to the modalities of labour. Access to Postprint PDF Version


  • Alexander Keese, ‘Early limits of local decolonisation: Forced Labour, Decolonisation and the ‘Serviçal’ Population in São Tomé and Príncipe from Colonial Abuses to Post-Colonial Disappointment, 1945–1976’, International Journal of African Historical Studies 44(3), 2011, pp. 373–392. Access to Postprint PDF Version

  • Isabel dos Santos Lourenço and Alexander Keese, 'Die blockierte Erinnerung: Portugals koloniales Gedächtnis und das Ausbleiben kritischer Diskurse, 1974–2010' [‘Blocked remembrance: Portugal’s colonial memory and the absence of a critical discourse, 1974–2010’], Geschichte & Gesellschaft 37(2), 2011, pp. 220–243.


  • Alexander Keese, ‘Managing the prospect of famine: Cape Verdean officials, subsistence emergencies, and the change of elite attitudes during Portugal’s late colonial phase, 1939–1961’, Itinerario 35(2), 2012, pp. 48–69. Access to Postprint PDF Version

  • Alexander Keese, ‘The constraints of late colonial reform policy: forced labour scandals in the Portuguese Congo (Angola) and the limits of reform under authoritarian colonial rule, 1955–1961’, Portuguese Studies 28(2), 2012, pp. 186–200.
  • Enrique Martino, ‘Clandestine Recruitment Networks in the Bight of Biafra: Fernando Po’s Answer to the Labour Question, 1926–1945’, International Review of Social History 57, S20, 2012, pp. 39-72.
  • Alexander Keese, 'Imperial Actors? Cape Verdean mentality in the Portuguese empire under the Estado Novo, 1926–1974', in Eric Morier-Genoud and Michel Cahen (eds.), Imperial Migrations: Colonial Communities and Diaspora in the Portuguese World, (Basingstoke: Palgrave–Macmillan, 2012), pp. 129–148.

  • Alexander Keese, 'Bloqueios no sistema: elites africanas, o fenómeno do trabalho forcado e os limites de integração no Estado colonial português, 1945–1974' [Blockades within the system: African elites, the phenomenon of forced labour, and the limits of integration in the Portuguese colonial state, 1945–1974], in Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo (ed.), O Império Colonial em Questão (Lisbon: Edições 70: 2012), pp. 223–249.


  • Alexander Keese, 'La décolonisation bloquée : négociations, évolutions, et l’ombre du travail forcé en Angola sous l’état colonial tardif (1955–1974)', in Jean Fremigacci, Daniel Lefeuvre, and Marc Michel (eds.), Démontage d’empires coloniaux (Paris : Riveneuve, 2013), pp. 99–123.

  • Alexander Keese, 'Searching for the reluctant hands: obsession, ambivalence, and the practice of organizing involuntary labour in colonial Cuanza-Sul and Malange districts, Angola, 1926–1945', Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 41(2), 2013, pp. 238–258.