Um “local da mulher” fora do tempo: Metamorfoses do feminino na poesia de Jorge Barbosa

Inocência Mata


At a time (i.e., the years of colonial fascism) when, conditioned by ideological and cultural urgency, literature served “strategic” functions that reached beyond purely textual considerations, the poetry of Jorge Barbosa, much of which came to be known only with the publication of his Obra Poética (2002), persistently conjures up feminine presences to articulate concerns produced by the poet’s “soundings” of the Cape Verdean landscape. Within this signifier, woman, which emerges through various forms of unfolding, are concentrated many of Barbosa’s loci of reflexive interrogation.


Cape Verdean literature; poetry; women; history; nation

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