Postcolonial literature and Cape Verde: poetry of a ‘creole’ world


My article is about the creole languages and the literature of the archipelago of Cape Verde. In the first section I explain the literature of Cape Verde and the concept of creolisation. Whilst in the second part I have included an anthology of the most renowned Cape Verdean poems. The culture of Cape Verde is a new one that is trying to emerge right before our eyes. I believe that understanding the literature of Cape Verde is the only way to create a productive interchange between marginal literatures and those already widely deliberated: both of these will be extensively studied thanks to a new possibility of focus.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i22804250v3i1p7

Keywords: creolisation; Glissant; Cape Verde; marginal literature; pidgin; hybridisation

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