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Mozambican History, Myth, and Coloniality – Simpósio na UMass Dartmouth

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Eventos, Lançamentos, Estudos Africanos

Mozambican History, Myth, and Coloniality
Um Simpósio para celebrar o lançamento de Ualalapi: Fragmentos do Fim do Império, de Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa

Sexta-feira, 6 de outubro de 2017, das 3 às 5 da tarde
Charlton College of Business na UMass Dartmouth (quarto CCB 115)
285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth

O Centro de Estudos e Cultura Portuguesa da Universidade de Massachusetts Dartmouth celebra a publicação da Tagus Press da tradução inglesa da novela de Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa, Ualalapi: Fragmentos do fim do império, com um colóquio sobre o trabalho de Khosa e a história e literatura moçambicana.

Oradores convidados: Luís Madureira (Universidade de Wisconsin-Madison), Anna Mester Universidade de Massachusetts Boston), Phillip Rothwell (Universidade de Oxford).

Originalmente publicado em português em 1987, Ualalapi, nomeado um dos cem melhores livros de África do século XX, reflete sobre o passado e presente de Moçambique através de narrativas interconetadas relacionadas ao último governante do Império de Gaza, Ngungunhane. Derrotado pelos portugueses em 1895, Ngungunhane foi recuperado pelo governo pós-independência de Moçambique como herói nacional e nacionalista. O regime celebrou sua resistência à ocupação colonial do sul de Moçambique como precursor da luta do século XX pela independência. Em Ualalapi, Khosa desafia essa celebração ideológica e retrata Ngungunhane como um déspota, destacando a violência e a tirania que caracterizaram o Império de Gaza. Este novo olhar sobre a história do Sudeste de África no final do século XIX fornece um prisma através do qual questionar as maquinações do poder nos anos 80 em Moçambique.

O colóquio é gratuito e aberto ao público. Será realizado na sexta-feira, 6 de outubro de 2017, das 3 às 5 da noite (com uma recepção a seguir) na sala CCB 115, localizada no Charlton College of Business da UMass Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth.

Mais informações no site do Centro de Estudos e Cultura Portuguesa – UMass Dartmouth.
 



Mozambican History, Myth, and Coloniality:
A Symposium to Celebrate the Launching of Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa’s Ualalapi: Fragments from the End of Empire


Friday, October 6, 2017, from 3 to 5 pm

Charlton College of Business at UMass Dartmouth (room CCB 115)
285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth celebrates the publication by Tagus Press of the English translation of Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa’s novel Ualalapi: Fragments from the End of Empire with a colloquium on Khosa’s work and Mozambican history and literature.

Originally published in Portuguese in 1987, Ualalapi, named one of Africa’s hundred best books of the twentieth century, reflects on Mozambique’s past and present through interconnected narratives related to the last ruler of the Gaza Empire, Ngungunhane. Defeated by the Portuguese in 1895, Ngungunhane was recuperated by Mozambique’s post-independence government as a national and nationalist hero. The regime celebrated his resistance to the colonial occupation of southern Mozambique as a precursor to the twentieth-century struggle for independence. In Ualalapi, Khosa challenges that ideological celebration and portrays Ngungunhane as a despot, highlighting the violence and tyranny that characterized the Gaza Empire. This fresh look at the history of late nineteenth-century southeast Africa provides a prism through which to question the machinations of power in 1980s Mozambique.

The colloquium Mozambican History, Myth, and Coloniality is free and open to the public. It will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017, from 3 to 5 pm (with a reception to follow) in room CCB 115, located in the Charlton College of Business at UMass Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth.

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture is proud to host the following three colloquium speakers:

  • Luís Madureira, a native of Taunton, MA, and graduate of UMass Dartmouth, is Professor of Portuguese and Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He specializes in Luso-Afro-Brazilian colonial and postcolonial studies, modernism and modernity in Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean, and theatre and performance in Africa, particularly Mozambique. In 2006, Prof. Madureira was the recipient of the Samuel Stone Distinguished Alumnus Award from UMass Dartmouth’s College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Anna Mester is Assistant Professor of Luso/Hispanic Atlantic Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She specializes in Lusophone and Hispanophone African literatures, in particular Equatorial Guinean, Cape Verdean, and Mozambican literatury productions. She holds a PhD from the University of Michigan, with the dissertation on “Iberian Atlantic Imperial Carcerality: Narratives and Vestiges of Disciplinary Violence in Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, and Mozambique from Colonialism and Beyond.”
  • Phillip Rothwell is the King John II Professor of Portuguese in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages at the University of Oxford. He specializes in the literatures and cultures of Portugal and Lusophone Africa and is an authority on the Mozambican writer Mia Couto and the Angolan author Pepetela. He favors psychoanalytic theory as a tool to furthering our understanding of Portuguese culture and its imperial aftermaths. His current research focuses on disavowal as a structuring discourse in Portuguese colonialism.

URL: http://www.portstudies.umassd.edu/activities/events/events2017/171006.htm

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