Birthing Africa: Womanhood and Citizenship in the Poetry of Conceição Lima — Interview with the author

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022 | 11:00 am

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In the poetry of Conceição Lima the female body is the depository of ancestral culture, but it’s also the primary space of colonial intervention. This ever present pull between traditional culture and imposed cultural patterns will be one of the themes discussed during this interview with the author, which will particularly address the placement of the female body at the center of this conflict. Additionally, in this conversation, Conceição Lima will talk about the relationship between her poetry and São Tomé e Princípe. The poet, who was born and resides in the small island nation has created a unique poetic work in which she brings forth various concerns such as colonization, inequality, isolation, decolonization, writing and art production in general. Moderated by Deolinda Adão (Honorary Fellow, Center for Portuguese Studies).

Presented by the Institute of European Studies, Center for Portuguese Studies, Center for African Studies, Center for Race & Gender, Consulate General of Portugal in San Francisco, and the Ana Hatherly Camões Institute Catedra.

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