African Memories of Portugal

Culturgest – Small Auditorium and Live streaming, Lisbon, Portugal
September 26, 2019

In the frame of Colonial Memories cycle.

We often listen to the memories of Europeans about their experiences in Africa. But what about the memories of Africans during the colonial period? Through video interviews, we accompany the experiences and perceptions of people who lived in the colonial metropolis. We hear the stories of Africans, Afro-Descendants and Afro-Diasporans in Portugal, intensely marked by the denial of the fall of the empire after the 25 April revolution. This will be followed by a debate with Julião Soares de Sousa (Centre for Twentieth-Century Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Coimbra), Inocência Mata (Centre for Comparative Studies of the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon), Iolanda Évora (Centre for African, Asian and Latin American Studies, ISEG, University of Lisbon) and Carla Fernandes (AfroLis).

This meeting presents the results of the research projects AFRO-PORT Afro-descendants in Portugal and Memorialist Discourses and the Building of History, which aims to register the oral memories about the history of colonialism and underlining its importance in Africa and Portuguese history.

CURATORY: Grupos de investigação AFRO-PORT Afrodescendência em Portugal (ISEG) and Discursos Memorialistas e a Construção da História (School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon)

with Carla Fernandes (Afrolis), Inocência Mata (University of Lisbon), Iolanda Évora (University of Lisbon) andJulião Soares de Sousa (University of Coimbra)

photo: Bruno Castro

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