“Historical Roadmap to an African Lisbon” unveils the richness of Africanity in the Portuguese capital
“Historical Guide to an African Lisbon” is the title of the new work by historian Isabel Castro Henriques recently published in Portugal.
In the book, a specialist in African history, with 50 years of work and dozens of publications, introduces us to the most recent result of the work developed in the research area in which he is dedicated to Africans in Portugal.
Based on historical facts, Isabel Castro Henriques offers four circuits that allow you to travel back in time from the 15th century to the present day.
“Riverside Lisbon: Power, Commerce, Leisure”, “Lisbon of the hills and popular daily life”, “The neighborhood of Mocambo, Portuguese-African invention” and “From colonial Lisbon to Lisbon of freedom” are the four chapters of a book which ends with a note on “21st century Lisbon: new projects for the correction of African memory in the city”.
In addition to the book recently released by Colibri, the return of cultural assets to former colonies and the destruction of statues associated with slavery and colonialism were also part of the interview that the historian gave to RFI.