A massa a levedar: a imagem de Angola e Moçambique no Diário de Miguel Torga

Title in English A rising dough: the image of Angola and Mozambique in Miguel Torga's Diary


Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Études romanes de Brno
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Web Digitální knihovna FF MU
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.5817/ERB2016-1-9
Field Mass media, audiovision
Keywords Miguel Torga; Diary; colonial empire; colonial war; decolonisation
Description We intend to reflect in this article Miguel Torga's impressions from his travel to Angola and Mozambique which the author captured in his Diary, cultivated between 1932 and 1994. Torga, who lived an important part of his adolescence in Brazil (1920–1925), was especially sensitive to the conditions of oppression, lack of freedom, intolerance and humiliation. In this regard, we will see Torga pondering about the former Portuguese Empire, finding contrasts in the Portugal of his time, rejecting wars that plagued the territories of the Portuguese Africa, and commenting on the decolonization process. An important portion of this thematic strand was created during his trip to Angola and Mozambique in 1973. Therefore, we hope to provide hints about Torga's understanding of the decolonization process, cultural respect and transmission of ethical values based on his diary entries.
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