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The returnees changed Portugal
Fernando Dacosta

Pages: 96

Size: 150 x 229 x 3 mm

ISBN: 9789899833326

    This critical work brings back to our contemporary public sphere the tragic exodus of 1974-75, when millions of African Portuguese were forced to look for refuge in Portugal during an abrupt process of decolonization. The traumatic episode still resonates today, four decades after, in large numbers of Portuguese people carrying this amputation feeling of having been rejected by their original land in Africa. How were they able to surpass adversities and be fully integrated in a society that looked at them with hostility? This is the question that Fernando Da costa poses, and that photographer Alfredo Cunha illustrates.

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