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THE GENERATION OF UTOPIA MEMORIES, OR OF HOPE AS A PRINCIPLE

By Benjamin Abdala Jr.

Abstract

<em><span lang="EN-US">A Geração da Utopia</span></em><span lang="EN-US">, by Pepetela, is an autofictional novel: the narrator fictionally lectures from facts and ambience directly experienced by the author. The real motivations of revolutionaries before and after the coun­try’s independence are problematized in every moment of the process of national liberation struggle in Angola. The revolutionaries were motivated by a wide perspective of liberation, beyond the national level: the social. However, as in all crossings, the point reached on the other side was not exactly the one in their dreams. And the oppressive forms of colonialism ended up entangling, with new clothing, the free Angola, creating dysto­pian perspectives, contrary to revolutionary utopia.</span

Topics: Utopia e distopia, libertação e colonialidade, potencialidade subjetiva e revolução, Language and Literature, P, African languages and literature, PL8000-8844, French literature - Italian literature - Spanish literature - Portuguese literature, PQ1-3999
Publisher: Universidade Federal Fluminense
Year: 2013
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:43193e0ce7a64a5bb82a1bede4e74093
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