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Remembering Angola Phillip Rothwell

Remembering Angola

Phillip Rothwell

Published January 1st 2010
ISBN : 9781933227139
Paperback
290 pages
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Remembering Angola is a groundbreaking volume that brings together articles by leading scholars from around the world. From a range of disciplines, they reflect on the role Angolan culture has played in reformulating the torn fabric of a nationMoreRemembering Angola is a groundbreaking volume that brings together articles by leading scholars from around the world. From a range of disciplines, they reflect on the role Angolan culture has played in reformulating the torn fabric of a nation historically beset by strife and oppression. Thus, re-membering goes beyond recall, although many of the articles in the volume contemplate histories and memories from those of the colonial war to those of post-independence exiles- from those of degredados to those of Angola s leading literary voices- from those of Portuguese women who witnessed the horrors of Salazar s policies in the jewel of the Portuguese imperial crown to those of a nineteenth-century journalist elite who laid the seeds of a national consciousness. The volume dialogues with a range of theoretical issues including the concept of voyaging through one s own alterity as an Angolan antidote to Camoes s appropriating voyage into the unknown- and an interrogation of Angola s answers to Orientalism. It also includes a revealing interview (one of very few published in English) with the reclusive Jose Luandino Vieira, one of the Portuguese-speaking world s literary titans, as well as original poetry by Angola s leading female poet, Ana Paula Tavares.