A Past that Will Not Go Away. The Colonial War in Portuguese Postmemory

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António Sousa Ribeiro Professor catedrático do Departamento de Línguas, Literaturas e Culturas (Estudos Germanísticos) da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Coimbra e investigador no Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal

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Margarida Calafate Ribeiro Investigadora-coordenadora no Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

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The article discusses the concept of postmemory, demonstrating its productivity through an analysis of the memorialization of the Colonial War in the contemporary Portuguese context. Drawing on the results of two research projects carried out at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, different aspects of the production of postmemory by members of the second generation are presented, with particular, but not exclusive, emphasis on the domain of the arts.

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