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Postcolonial Nation and Narrative III: Literature & Cinema

Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau and São Tomé e Príncipe


Edited By Ana Mafalda Leite, Hilary Owen, Ellen Sapega and Carmen Tindó Secco

This volume investigates literary and cinematographic narratives from Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau and Sao Tome and Principe, analysing the different ways in which social and cultural experience is represented in postcolonial contexts. It continues and completes the exploration of the postcolonial imaginary and identity of Portuguese-speaking Africa presented in the earlier volume Narrating the Postcolonial Nation: Mapping Angola and Mozambique (2014).

Memory, history, migration and diaspora are core notions in the recreation and reconceptualization of the nation and its identities in Capeverdian, Guinean and Saotomean literary and cinematographic culture. Acknowledging that the idea of the postcolonial nation intersects with other social, political, cultural and historical categories, this book scrutinizes written and visual representations of the nation from a wide range of inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives, including literary and film studies, gender studies, sociology, and post-colonial and cultural studies. It makes a valuable contribution to current debates on postcolonialism, nation and identity in these former Portuguese colonies.

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Notes on Contributors


jusciele conceição almeida de oliveira

PhD Researcher funded by CAPES (Brazilian Ministry of Education) in the CIAC/UALG (Centre for Research into Arts and Communication), University of the Algarve.

Research Interests: Portuguese-speaking African Cinema, Portuguese-speaking African Cultures and Literatures.

Publications: ‘O filme Nha fala: musical guineense de múltiplos trânsitos’, in Mahomed Bamba and Alessandra Meleiro, eds, Filmes da África e da diáspora: objetos e discurso. 1st edn (Salvador: EDUFBA, 2012), 129–153; ‘“Eu não quero ter um mundo de uma cor só”: trajetória, autoria e estilo nos filmes do cineasta Flora Gomes’, Rebeca – Revista Brasileira de Estudos de Cinema e Audiovisual, 5 (2016), 152–180.

elena brugioni

Professor of African Literatures and Postcolonial Studies in the DTL/IEL/Unicamp (Department of Literary Theory, Institute of Language Studies, State University of Campinas).

Research Interests: Portuguese-speaking African and Comparative Literatures, Postcolonial Theory and Indian Ocean Studies.

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