POSTPONED – Birthing Africa: Womenhood and citizenship in the Poetry of Conceição Lima — An Interview with the Author

Monday, Oct 25, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


EVENT POSTPONED – We regret to inform you that today’s (OCT 25) event “Birthing Africa: Womanhood and Citizenship in the Poetry of Conceição Lima” has been cancelled. This event will be rescheduled.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused, and we hope to see you soon in our next event.

Best regards,
Center for Portuguese Studies
Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley


Birthing Africa – Womenhood and citizenship in the Poetry of Conceição Lima”, An Interview with the Author.

Guest-speaker: Conceição Lima, author
Moderator: Deolinda Adão, Honorary Fellow, Center for Portuguese Studies

Description: 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 discussion that 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 Príncipe. 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.

Co-sponsored by the Institute of European StudiesCenter for African Studies, and the Center for Race and Gender

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