Identidades sem chão—Imigrantes afromo-çambicanos: Narrativas de vida e de identidade, e percepções de um Portugal pós-colonial

Sheila Khan


This article aims to re-interpret and re-think the effects of Portuguese colonialism, by analysing the voice of those who were categorised by the colonial regime as ‘assimilated’ individuals, and who decided—after Mozambican independence (1975)—to pursue their lives in Portugal, their former metropolis. The study of African Mozambican immigrants’ narratives of life and identity trajectories will be carried out in order to gain insight into: to what extent Boaventura Sousa Santos’s Portuguese postcolonialism theory (2001) helps us to understand these immigrants’ narratives of life and identity; and what kind of affinity Portugal has established with its ex-assimilated subjects as a country of postcolonial immigration. Finally, I analyse these individuals’ perceptions of a postcolonial Portugal.


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