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Violence and historical experience in Guinea-Bissau: the loteray form and social process in Abdulai Sila and Filinto de Barros

Grant number: 21/01376-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2021
Effective date (End): June 30, 2025
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Literature Theory
Principal researcher:Elena Brugioni
Grantee:Ianes Augusto Cá
Home Institution: Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem (IEL). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Alfredo Bosi (2002) suggests the resistance literature sa mechanism to break any political strategy that prevents awareness and a large mass in society. In this sense, in the Guinean literature field, it is understood that the literary writing of that country takes place in a conscious and progressive way due to its questioning and subversive role in the face of post-colonial violence. The proposal consists of a reading the narratives Mistida (1997), by Abulai Sila (1959), and Kikia Matcho (1997), by Filinto de Barros (1942-2011), from the perspective of the comparative method, tracking possible mediations between literature and society. We start from the methodological assumptions of dialectical criticism, to understand the relationships between social process and literary form in the two writers, since its literary forms are understood as a critical action underlying the historical, social and political contingencies of the formation of Guinean nationality. The hypothesis is that the literary form of Mistida and Kikia Matcho, to the same extent that it points out the different faces of violence, also articulates the contradictions and tensions in the historical, social and political process of formation of the current Guinean society.

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