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February 25, 2019
9781933227856
English
240
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Chiquinho

A Novel of Cabo Verde

Originally published in Portuguese in 1947, Baltazar Lopes's Chiquinho offers a rich and compelling exploration of Cabo Verde's unique identity. Tracing the arc of its young protagonist's life as he approaches adulthood, the novel follows Chiquinho as he leaves his village, journeys to São Vicente Island to further his education, returns home as drought and famine strike the archipelago, and makes the difficult decision to join his father in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Reflecting the challenges faced by the Creole intellectuals of the socalled Claridade generation, this longoverdue English translation of Chiquinho is sure to appeal to academic audiences as well as the general reader.

About the Authors

Baltazar Lopes (1907–1989) was a poet, novelist, short story writer, and linguist who helped shape modern Cabo Verdean fiction.

ELLEN W. SAPEGA is a professor in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Isabel P. B. Fêo Rodrigues is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Carlos A. Almeida is assistant professor of Portuguese and the director of LusoCentro at Bristol Community College.

Anna M. Klobucka is professor of Portuguese and women's and gender studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Reviews

"In this founding text of Cabo Verdean fiction, Baltasar Lopes explores the multiple contradictions faced by the archipelago's inhabitants in the early decades of the twentieth century. Like the morna, whose haunting melodies and lyrics evoke a silent, melancholy revolt, Chiquinho lays bare colonial Cabo Verde's geographic and economic precarity."—Ellen W. Sapega, author of Consensus and Debate in Salazar's Portugal: Visual and Literary Negotiations of the National Text, 1933-1948
University of Massachusetts Press
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