Was there a real breach with the past and with all its inheritance? Why insist on myths and taboo subjects? Is there paternalism and tutelage of the other or a new speech with old clothes?
The proposed themes are intended to provoke reflection about what, conveniently, is still waiting for an urgent debate.
Born in Mozambique in 1971. He found in rap his form of expression and, in 1990, organized the first festival of this kind in Portugal, at Incrível Almadense in Almada, an initiative that included the participation of various icons of the Portuguese urban culture of the period such as the Black Company, the Líderes da Nova Mensagem, or African Power. A few years later, General D became the first national rapper
to sign a record contract.
AFRICA AND AFRICANS IN PORTUGAL, BETWEEN MYTHS AND REALITY
MARIA PAULA MENESES
Born in Mozambique, she has a Master’s Degree in History from the University of St. Petersburg (Russia) and a PhD in Anthropology from Rutgers University (USA). She is a research coordinator at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra and integrates the Studies Centre on Democracy, Citizenship and Law. She teaches in several doctoral programs at the Centre for Social Studies, and coordinates the doctoral program in Post-colonialism and global citizenship. The books and articles she has published in several countries, as well as research topics, address issues such as post-colonialism, legal issues and identity processes within the African context.
DECOLONIZE HISTORY, URGENTLY
ANA PAULA TAVARES
From Huila, Angola, she is a poet and an historian. She has a master’s degree in African Literatures of Portuguese Language by the Faculty of Arts, University of Lisbon. She coordinated the Research Bureau of the National Centre for Historical Documentation in Luanda. She is currently teaching at the Catholic University and a collaborator at RDP Africa, where she presents a weekly chronicle of History, Literature and Culture. Integrating Geração de 80 – a novíssima geração – (Generation of the 80 – a new generation) she is one of the Angolan female voices that has always manifested a great concern for the status of women in her country.
HOW AND WHY RACISM SURVIVED THE 25 OF ABRIL
Born in Luanda, he has a degree and a Masters in Political Science and International Relations from the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of Universidade Nova and developed the thesis Armed Conflict and Building the State: A comparison between Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau. He integrates the Gueto Platform and is dedicated to issues of the social and political situation of blacks in Portugal and the relationship of the Portuguese State with these communities, the inequalities that arise, as exemplified by the residents and children of the neighbourhood of Santa Filomena, Amadora. Currently he teaches at the Institute of Social Sciences and International Relations in Angola.