African Literatures in Portuguese II
Cod: 51052
Department: DH
Scientific area: Literature
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 15

This course unit studies the literature produced in Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe and Cape Verde. As far as poetry is concerned, the reading of an selected anthology promotes an overview of the poetry in Lusophone countries. As far as prose is concerned, three works of compulsory reading are selected: Kikia Matcho by Filinto de Barros, Caminho, 1999 (Guinea), Rosa do Riboque by Albertino Bragança, Caminho, 1997 (Sao Tome) and No Inferno by Arménio Vieira, Caminho, 2000 (Cape Verde).

  1. African Literatures
  2. African Literatures in Portuguese
  3. Post-colonial Studies

• Knowing the most important moments in the process of empowerment and affirmation of the literatures in Cape Verde, Guinea and Sao Tome and Principe.
• Identifying differences and similarities in the literatures of Cape Verde, Guinea and Sao Tome and Principe.

1. The journey of poetry in Cape Verde
2. Reading lines for No Inferno, by Arménio Vieira
3. The journey of poetry in Sao Tome and Principe
4. The journey of poetry in Guinea-Bissau
5. From colonial novel to contemporary fiction in Sao Tome
6. Reading lines for Rosa do Riboque, by Albertino Bragança
7. The construction of fictional prose in Guinea-Bissau
8. Reading lines for Kikia Matcho, by Filinto de Barros

Compulsory readings:
BARROS, Filinto, Kikia Matcho - qualquer edição.
BRAGANÇA, Albertino de, Rosa do Riboque – qualquer edição.
VIEIRA, Arménio, No Inferno – qualquer edição.

Complementary readings:
FERREIRA, Manuel, Literaturas Africanas de Expressão Portuguesas I, Lisboa, Biblioteca Breve, ICALP, 1986 (2ª edição).
LARANJEIRA, Pires, Literaturas Africanas de Expressão Portuguesa, Lisboa, Universidade Aberta, 1995.
LARANJEIRA, Pires, Ensaios Afro-Literários, Lisboa, Novo Imbondeiro, s.d.
MARGARIDO, Alfredo, Estudos sobre Literaturas das Nações Africanas de Língua Portuguesa<7I>, Lisboa, A Regra do Jogo, 1980
MATA, Inocência, Diálogo com as ilhas (Sobre a cultura e literatura de São Tomé e Príncipe), Lisboa, Colibri, 1998.


Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 or 3 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a presence-based final exam (p-folio) in the end of the semester (60%).
In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final presence-based exam (100%).