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Conviviality and conflict: Legacies of Portuguese Colonialism in Africa. Views of the Portuguese-Angolan Author Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida

11.October 2022, 19.00

>> Cancelled at short notice due to illness <<

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Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida is one of the most important contemporary authors from Portugal. She is known for several books, including Esse cabelo (2015), Luanda, Lisboa, Paraíso (2018), A Visão das Plantas (2019), and Maremoto (2021). Her books explore topics such as race, gender, and identity and and have been translated into English (That hair, 2020) and German (Im Auge der Pflanzen, 2022). She has received several awards, including the Oceanos Prize, the Inês de Castro Foundation Prize and the Eça de Queiroz Foundation Award.

The author’s family moved from Angola to Portugal, where Pereira de Almeida was born in 1982. She holds a PhD in literary theory and was appointed consultant to the Civil House of the President of the Republic, in March 2021. In Spring 2022, she was the Writer in Residence at Literaturhaus Zürich. In this discussion, the author will reflect upon Portuguese colonialism in Africa and the resulting conflicts that haunt the Portuguese society until today.

Neuer Senatssaal
Hauptgebäude, Universität zu Köln

Global South Studies Center
Portugiesisch-Brasilianisches Institut
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