The present proposal aims at discussing the literary projects of Mozambican writers and historians João Paulo Borges Coelho and Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa and their intersections with post-independence historical narrative, still focused on the struggle for liberation. Through their oeuvres that introduce characters, events, documents, and forgotten memories, both authors discuss the official history and provide a new interpretative path concerning Mozambican historical experience. Analyzing history through literary has direct implications in the Mozambican context, wherein distinct groups still claim a place in the official memory and access to power and national wealth. In view of understanding the tense relationship between Mozambican history, memory, and politics, the oeuvre of Borges Coelho e Ba Ka Khosa will be analysed, together with other relevant publications, such as papers and press news. In addition, interviews with both authors and documentary research at the Mozambican Association of Writers (AEMO) will be conducted.
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