This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book focuses on literature, visual arts, music and cinema produced in, and about, the Lusophone space in the 21st century, drafting a triangulation that links Africa, Brazil and Portugal. It explains the monsters of Lusophony, challenged its homogenized memories, and discusses the rebuilding of identities, taking into account their heterogeneous nature. The book examines visual representations of the Carnation Revolution produced in 2014 to commemorate its 40th anniversary, and contends that revolutionary utopia emerges as a response by segregated communities, thus, exposing the need to decolonize the imperial and patriarchal visuality. It argues that rap challenges Portuguese as a major language by outlining its own territory as a revolutionary collective practice carried out by the socially, politically and culturally marginalized. The book also discusses Portuguese rap as a contemporary expression of social and political protest through music.
|Title of host publication||Challenging Memories and Rebuilding Identities|
|Subtitle of host publication||Literary and Artistic Voices that undo the Lusophone Atlantic|
|Editors||Margarida Rendeiro, Federica Lupati|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Aug 2019|