Abstract

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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Additional Information

ISSN
1548-9957
Print ISSN
0024-7413
Pages
pp. 1-26
Launched on MUSE
2007-02-12
Open Access
No
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