O conceito de 'retornado' e a representação da ex-metrópole em O Retorno e Os Pretos de Pousaflores
Following the trajectories of the families featured in the novels O Retorno (2011), by Dulce Maria Cardoso, and Os Pretos de Pousaflores (2011), by Aida Gomes, this essay aims to problematize the meaning retornado and understand how the label evokes contradictory feelings and conceptions regarding the Portuguese colonial experience. I also reflect on the complex process of the integration of retornados into post-colonial Portuguese society. Finally, I analyze the text’s representation of the former metropole and its ambivalent role in the construction of identity undertaken by these narrators.
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