Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Lusophone AfricaBeyond Independence$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Fernando Arenas

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816669837

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816669837.001.0001

Show Summary Details

Angolan Literature

Angolan Literature

After Independence and under the Shadow of War

(p.159) Chapter 4 Angolan Literature
Lusophone Africa

Fernando Arenas

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter looks at some of the Angolan literary works published between 2000 and 2006, which tackle the consequences of civil war and postcolonialism in relation to social justice and the hardships of restoration and democratization. In Lusophone Africa is concerned, Angola produced the largest amount of literature; the works of Angolan writers Pepetela, Manuel Rui, and Ondjaki are highlighted as textual representations of a nation that experienced great catastrophe during the late twentieth century. The chapter also discusses the notion of “affect” with respect to the relationship between the experience of Portuguese colonialism and its postcolonial subjects. It also explains the significance of literature in the establishment of a national identity of the former Portuguese African colonies.

Keywords:   Angolan literature, Pepetela, Manuel Rui, Ondjaki, social justice, Portuguese colonialism, Portuguese African colonies

Minnesota Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.