Author: Marina Berthet

Abstract

This chapter examines in some depth aspects of the creative productions of the complex migratory creolised society fashioned by Cape Verdeans, as they move between their home archipelago and the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe (where they traditionally worked on colonial cacao plantations). Through an examination of song lyrics and music in Kriolo, a creolisation complex is theorised, especially as it weaves itself into a particular form of creolised sensibility called Kriola, rooted in a migratory culture. The latter is also approached from the point of view of some of its particular artistic expressions as analysed in the text. The chapter ends by suggesting that Kriola sensibility may be also rooted in an archipelagic thought.

In: Moving Spaces
Creolisation and Mobility in Africa, the Atlantic and Indian Ocean
Moving Spaces: Creolisation and Mobility in Africa, the Atlantic and Indian Ocean addresses issues of creolisation, mobility, and migration of ideas, songs, stories, and people, as well as plants, in various parts of Africa, the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean worlds. It brings together Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone specialists from various fields – anthropology, geography, history, language & literary studies – from Africa, Brazil, Europe, and the Indo-Pacific. It is a book which, while opening new perspectives, also intriguingly suggests that languages are essential to all processes of creolisation, and that therefore the latter cannot be understood without reference to the former. Its strength therefore lies in bringing together studies from different language domains, particularly Afrikaans, Creole, English, French, Portuguese, and Sanskrit.

Contributors include Andrea Acri, Joaze Bernardino, Marina Berthet, Alain Kaly, Uhuru Phalafala, Haripriya Rangan, Fernando Rosa, António Tomás and Shaun Viljoen.
In: Moving Spaces
In: Moving Spaces
In: Moving Spaces
In: Moving Spaces