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Parts of Africa

Helder Macedo

Translated by Phillip Rothwell


Steeped in postcolonial concerns, Parts of Africa's central tension emerges from the narrator's maturing realization of and growing opposition to what colonialism really meant not just for Africa, but for Portugal itself. Through multiple dialogues with cultural giants, from Mozart and Machado de Assis to Shakespeare and Stendhal, Parts of Africa teases out the ambivalences and ambiguities of Portugal's interaction with its colonies, and by extension, the complexities of all colonial legacies.

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Parts of Africalaabst 5

Parts of Africa

Helder Macedo