Research that deals directly with African countries whose official language is Portuguese (former colonies of Portugal). Materials published in either English, Portuguese or French.
Through a detailed analysis of the story “The Three Sisters” from Mia Couto’s collection O Fio das Missangas (“The Bead Necklace”) published in 2004, I reveal how Couto recreates a space where relational practices are at the forefront of existence. I analyse this specific story to reveal Couto’s relational practices and its accompanyin…[Read more]
Irene Marques deposited Looking for ‘God’ in Non-Identity: Reading the Transcendental in Agualusa’s The Book of Chameleons in the group Lusophone African Literatures on Humanities Commons 2 months, 2 weeks ago
. I demonstrate how The Book of Chameleons is replete with metaphors of what I call the “non-self,” or “supra-self,” or even “God,” which are commonly found in Zen Buddhist thought, classical African epistemological and ontological paradigms, and more specifically, the idea of African Personality as put forward by Léopold S. Senghor or even in s…[Read more]
Irene Marques deposited Suspending the ‘Lack’ Through Art: African and Western Epistemological and Artistic Intersections (Mia Couto, Wole Soyinka, Léopold Senghor, Gaston Bachelard and Mark Epstein) in the group Lusophone African Literatures on Humanities Commons 2 months, 2 weeks ago
As a continuation of my previous transcultural comparative project, the current study aims to unearth some other similarities that exist between African classical knowledge systems, as put forward in the writing of Mia Couto and the work of other Africanists such as Wole Soyinka, Jacob Olupona and Léopold Senghor— in respect to their links to po…[Read more]