From rap to literature: Creativity as a strategy of resistance in Portugal through the works by Telma Tvon

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Abstract

The present work discusses rap and literature as a means of cultural resistance in postcolonial Portugal. I argue that, especially in the hands of Black women, these two different practices can become compelling platforms against different forms of power exploitation. In order to do this, I examine two works by rapper and writer Telma TVon: the album Finalmente (Dreamflow Records, 2005), recorded with soul singer and MC Geny under the name of Lweji, and her first novel, the recently-published Um preto muito português (Chiado Editora, 2018). In both works, creativity is cleverly handled to convey messages of revolt and resistance against racial and gender prejudice, social inequalities and injustice in its many different forms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligence, Creativity and Fantasy
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Multidisciplinary Congress
EditorsMário S. Ming Kong, Maria do Rosário Monteiro, Maria João Pereira Neto
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press
Pages479-486
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780429297755
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event5th International Multidisciplinary Congress PHI 2019: “Intelligence, Creativity and Fantasy". - Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France
Duration: 7 Oct 20199 Oct 2019
Conference number: 5
http://phi.fa.ulisboa.pt/phi2019/index.php/en/

Publication series

NamePHI
PublisherCRC Press

Conference

Conference5th International Multidisciplinary Congress PHI 2019: “Intelligence, Creativity and Fantasy".
Abbreviated titleIntelligence, Creativity and Fantasy
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period7/10/199/10/19
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Keywords

  • Criatividade
  • Telma Tvon

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