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Title

The power of Nommo: The Case of African literature in Portuguese language

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Department/School

African American Studies

Abstract

Communication and literary practices in the Portuguese-speaking countries of Africa are extremely significant and related to the general movement of the renaissance of African culture. Highlighted by an Afrocentric discussion of Sleepwalking Land by Mia Couto, the aim of this study is to give evidence of the common and particular characteristics of these literatures under the Portuguese colonial rule and identify some of the major problems that the use of a colonial language entails in the process of reclaiming the African identity.

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doi:10.1080/17447140903395019