African Heritage and Memories of Slavery in Brazil and the South Atlantic World

by Ana Lucia Araujo

Reviews

"A much needed transatlantic study on Africa and Brazil has finally come alive... in this formidable volume ... the ten chapters offer a compendium of well researched work ... A welcome addition to the bibliography on Afro-Brazilian and South Atlantic studies. It will surely provoke further studies." —Journal of Lusophone Studies

"The memory of slavery and the slave trade has strongly influenced how history is understood. What is remembered and why are clearly identified as major historical themes of analysis in this valuable collection." – Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies

"Se, como afirma Paul Gilroy, o atlântico negro pode ser definido pelas "formas culturais estereofônicas, bilíngues ou bifocais originadas pelos negros dispersos nas estruturas de sentimento, produção, comunicação e memória"4, ainda é necessário compreender como essas experiências atlânticas foram elaboradas frente à escravidão e como suas reelaborações posteriores, por meio da constituição da memória coletiva, do patrimônio e do espaço público, imprimiram conflitos ainda presentes nas sociedades contemporâneas. Este livro é um grande avanço nesse sentido, principalmente por destacar o Atlântico Sul, espaço muitas vezes deixado de lado pelos estudiosos do mundo atlântico."

translated version:

[If, as Paul Gilroy asserts, the Black Atlantic can be defined by the "stereophonic, bilingual or bifocal cultural forms originated by blacks dispersed in the structures of feeling, production, communication and memory," it is still necessary to understand how these Atlantic experiences were elaborated To slavery and, as their later re-elaborations, through the constitution of collective memory, patrimony and public space, have produced conflicts still present in contemporary societies. This book is a major breakthrough in this direction, especially for highlighting the South Atlantic, a space often overlooked by scholars of the Atlantic world.] —Almanack

 

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