Malhas que os Impérios Tecem – Textos Anticoloniais, Contextos Pós-Coloniais

Editor: Manuela Ribeiro Sanches
Publisher: Edições 70
Date: 2012

Despite our repression, the past insists in re-emerging. The memory of the colonial war, the conflicts over a decolonization dubbed as “exemplary” or “disastrous” reveal, in the Portuguese case, that the wounds are still open, especially among those who have witnessed those events. The memories of the “retornados” emerge shyly, always within a controversial debate that seems far from over.

On the other hand, the younger generations not only feel nostalgia for a “África minha [my Africa]” but are also increasingly interested or critical toward the colonial past; they manifest their curiosity, a curiosity not merely intellectual, as it is crossed by memories and stories inherited from often opposed experiences that, despite everything, carry a more distanced look over those events. Given the fact that the grief stemming from that moment is far from silenced, it is vital to revisit the “founding” elements of the post-colonial, represented by the texts gathered in this work: varied proposals, and often contradictory, but each one of them actively anti-colonial.        

CONTENTS

Viagens da teoria antes do pós-colonial, Manuela Ribeiro Sanches

Agradecimentos

Capítulo I. Viagens transnacionais, afiliações múltiplas

  • W.E.B. Du Bois, Do nosso esforço espiritual
  • Alain Locke, O novo Negro
  • Léopold Sédar Senghor, O contributo do homem negro
  • George Lamming, A presença africana
  • C.L.R. James, De Toussaint L’Ouverture a Fidel Castro
  • Mário Pinto de Andrade, Prefácio à Antologia Temática de Poesia Africana

 Capítulo II. Poder, colonialismo, resistência transnacional

    • Michel Leiris, O etnógrafo perante o colonialismo
    • Georges Balandier, A situação colonial: uma abordagem teórica
    • Aimé Césaire, Cultura e colonização
    • Frantz Fanon, Racismo e cultura
    • Kwame Nkruhmah, O neocolonialismo em África
    • Eduardo Mondlane, A estrutura social – mitos e factos
    • Eduardo Mondlane, Resistência – A procura de um movimento nacional
    • Amílcar Cabral, Libertação nacional e cultura

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