"Africans and Afro-Descendants in Portugal: Continuity and Ruptures from Late Medieval To Postcolonial Times"

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Presented by
Fernando Arenas
Visiting Scholar; Afro-American & African Studies and Romance Language and Literatures, University of Michigan

ICGC Brown Bag
Friday, November 30, 2012, 12:00 noon, 537 Heller Hall


The lecture will discuss the presence of Africans and their descendants in Portugal from the late Middle Ages until today. It will also offer an analysis of recent feature films and literary fiction related to sub-Saharan African immigrants and their descendants in contemporary Portugal, while investigating how this cultural production reflects the changing Portuguese nation, where the boundaries between postcolonial Portugal and its former African colonies, as well as the notions of what constitutes "being African" or "being European," are being redefined.

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