Poesia e Prosa
The idea for the present volume arose at the 8th German Lusitanistentag in Munich in 2009, in a sub-session entitled Women Writers in Lusophone Africa. This volume presents a first assessment of the manifold forms of literary discourse of women writers from the Portuguese-speaking countries of Africa. The poetic introduction of Ana Mafalda Leite and the dialogue between Ondjaki and Ana Paula Tavares complete the critical appreciation of the work of creative writers.
Foreword: Anne Begenat-Neuschäfer, Flavio Quintale
The idea for the present volume arose at the eighth German Lusitanistentag in Munich in 2009, in a sub-session entitled “Women Writers in Lusophone Africa”, chaired by Anne Begenat-Neuschäfer and Helmut Siepmann. At the time the subject appeared to be of only peripheral importance, today however it is assuming increasingly a foreground position.
The breadth of the discussion covered in this volume, which led to its publication, was defined and developed by Anne Begenat-Neuschäfer and Flavio Quintale in collaboration with Brazilian colleagues at the University of São Paulo and the University of Rio de Janeiro and we are happy to be now able to present a first assessment of the manifold forms of literary discourse of women writers from the Portuguese-speaking countries of Africa.
Thanks are due to Ondjaki and Ana Paula Tavares for allowing us to include their dialogue in our critical appreciation of the work of creative writers and to Ana Mafalda Leite for her poetic introduction to the subject-matter.
The editors wish to thank all those who have contributed to making this publication possible, in particular Lewis Wickes for the English-language texts, Paulo Gouveia for proof-reading the Portuguese texts, Lucia Minges for the preparation of the final manuscript for printing and Benjamin Gaca for the co-ordination of the project.
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