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Remembering Angola
Phillip Rothwell, ed.



Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies

Tagus
2010 • 298 pp. 6 x 9"
African Studies / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism

$24.95 Paperback, 978-1-933227-13-9



Leading scholars from around the world reflect on the role Angolan culture has played in reformulating the torn fabric of a nation historically beset by strife and oppression

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 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 Camões’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 José 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.

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PHILLIP ROTHWELL is Professor of Portuguese at Rutgers University. His recent publications include, A Postmodern Nationalist: Truth, Orality and Gender in the Work of Mia Couto (Bucknell, 2004), A Canon of Empty Fathers: Paternity in Portuguese Narrative (Bucknell, 2007), and Sexual/Textual Empires: Gender and Marginality in Lusophone African Literature (Bristol, 2004; edited with Hilary Owen).



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