Culturgest is promoting a cycle of memories of the colonial period, which brings together people and projects from the fields of scientific research and the Arts. In this context, a debate on
African Memories of Portugal will be held on the
26th of September, at
18.30, where the
AFRO-PORT – Afro-descendancy in Portugal: socioablity, representations and sociopolitical and cultural dynamics project will be presented, led by the researcher Iolanda Évora (CESA/CSG/ISEG) and by Inocência Mata, from the Centre for Comparative Studies of the Languages Faculty of Universidade de Lisboa.
We have often heard the memories of Europeans about their experiences in Africa, but what about the memories of Africans from the colonial era? Through video interviews, we follow the experiences and perceptions of those people who lived in the colonial metropolis. We will hear the stories of Africans, Afro-descendants and the Afro-Diaspora in Portugal, which are strongly marked by the denial of the fall of the empire after the April 25 Revolution. There will then be a debate moderated by Julião Soares de Sousa (Centre for Interdisciplinary 20
th Century Studies, Universidade de Coimbra), Inocência Mata (Centre for Comparative Studies, Languages Faculty, Universidade de Lisboa), Iolanda Évora (Centre for African, Asian, and Latin American Studies of ISEG, Universidade de Lisboa), and Carla Fernandes (AfroLis).
This meeting presents the result of the AFRO-PORT –
Afro-descendancy in Portugal and Memorialist Discussions on the Construction of History research projects, which aim to record oral memories regarding the history of colonialism and highlight their importance in African and Portuguese history.