African Literature in Portuguese Language – African Markets
Staff, 2022-09-04 13:00:00,
African Literature in Portuguese Language is a precious stone on the African continent. A mixture of politics, tribes, dialects and a lot of mysticism in a fantastic cultural universe. Literature at its roots and in its land of origin reported through the identity of a people.
This very peculiar literature was born out of a historical situation that originated in the XNUMXth century, a time when the Portuguese (chroniclers, poets, historians, travel writers, men of science and of the great European literatures) began the route to Africa, then continuing through Asia. , Oceania and America.
The origin of PALOP literature
Gomes Eanes de Zurara, João de Barros, Diogo de Couto, Camões, Fernão Mendes Pinto, Damião de Góis, Garcia de Orta, Duarte Pacheco Pereira are some of the names whose discourse is fueled by the “knowledge of experience gained”, achieved from the XNUMXth century onwards. XNUMXth century, in decline in the XNUMXth century and sold out in the XNUMXth century.
The work of Gil Vicente (XNUMXth century) or, although scarcely, that of poets from the songbooks (XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries) alongside “things to play”, were marked by the expansion throughout the “barbarian kingdoms”. It is a literature made by the Portuguese, the result of the adventure overseas, in the Renaissance period, which was called the literature of discoveries.
This literature, born of a planetary experience, has nothing to do with…
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