Luanda "ilha" crioula.: ANTÓNIO, M.[ário].

Luanda "ilha" crioula.

ANTÓNIO, M.[ário].

Published by Lisbon, Agência-Geral do Ultramar, 1968., 1968
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Large 8°, original illustrated wrappers (minor wear, small nick at foot of spine). Printer's device on title page. Internally fine; overall in very good to fine condition. 162 pp., (2, 1 blank ll.), with addenda tipped in at half title. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this collection. The essays are: "Quadro de referência: o 'Arquipélago Sul-Atlântico português' ''; "Luanda, 'ilha' crioula'; "Um intelectual angolense do século XIX" [on J.D. Cordeiro da Matta]; "O romancista angolense António de Assis Júnior"; "Tomaz Vieira da Cruz, poeta"; and "A obra literária de Óscar Ribas." A French translation appeared in 1970 under the title Luanda, "ilha" crioula.Mário António (Mário António Fernandes de Oliveira, Maquela do Zombo, 1934-Lisbon, 1989), poet, essayist and short-story writer, was a native of Angola. In the 1950s he was one of a new generation of poets who advocated socialism and Angolan autonomy, and published in the short-lived but important journal Mensagem. He was also published in Távola Redonda (Lisbon, 1952), in the series edited by the Casa dos Estudantes do Império in Lisbon (1960-1963), in the Colecções Imbondeiro published at Sá da Bandeira (1960-1966), in the Edições Capricornio (1974), and by the Agência Geral de Colónias (1962-1968). Writing in 1969, Moser noted that after racial warfare erupted in northern Angola, terror silenced the poets for years: "Hesitatingly, some small voices of reconciliation made themselves heard again, above all the poet Mário António, who in prose and verse expressed the nostalgia, the anguish, but also the enduring hopes of the young mulattoes in the 'Creole islands' (as he aptly called the old cities of Luanda and Benguela)." (p. 26). Moser and Ferreira describe him as "one of the few consciously African writers who have achieved artistic excellence in their Portuguese writings" (Bibliografia das literaturas africanas de expressão portuguesa, p. 56).*** Moser and Ferreira, A New Bibliography of the Lusophone Literatures of Africa, nº 1661; and 40 other citations. Moser and Ferreira, Bibliografia das literaturas africanas de expressão portuguesa, p. 56, and many other citations. Soares, Notícia da literatura angolana pp. 194-205; also pp. 157, 172, 174, 179, 181, 186, 187, 207, 209-10, 213, 214. Moser, Essays in Portuguese-African Literature pp. 26, 67, 76, 77, 78. See also Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, VI, 244-6; and Maria Aparecida Ribeiro in Biblos, I, 339-40. Copac locates one copy each at Manchester University and School of Oriental and African Studies-University of London, plus one (or more?) at British Library. Bookseller Inventory # 25488

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Title: Luanda "ilha" crioula.

Publisher: Lisbon, Agência-Geral do Ultramar, 1968.

Publication Date: 1968

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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