Author: Filipe Zau
Publisher: Alende - Edições | Creative - Editions
Year of publication: July 2020
After the charm of the siren song, announced by Luís Vaz de Camões, and revealed by the music of angolans Zau and Mukenga arrives at the market Portuguese accompanied by a special book (an artistic piece), with the history of African sailors in the Discoveries in the fifteenth century and their participation in the break with the Empire in the twentieth century.
This book/disc edition, of great quality, begins with a selection of the records of the African Maritime Club members, discovered in the Lúcio Lara Archive, where it is possible to discover two of the great historical references of African nationalism: Amílcar Cabral, from Guinea-Bissau, and Agostinho Neto.
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Available for delivery: 2nd edition - 2021
The African Maritime Club (CMA) was legally constituted in 1954 as an essentially sporting association, and provided its members with means of culture and recreation. It brought together crew members, mostly Angolans, at the service of portuguese merchant navy ships, African students residing in Portugal and family members. The mobility of so-called embarkes has turned out to be decisive for the circulation of clandestine correspondence and for the transport of a polycopier machine, which was a determining factor for empathy between seafarers and students. The CMA fulfilled a role of the greatest historical relevance in favor of the independence of the Portuguese colonies in Africa, recounting, from the beginning, with the participation of several nationalist intellectuals, including the man who, 45 years ago, came to be the first President of Independent Angola.
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