Lídia Jorge in other words/por outras palavras
Guest editor - Cláudia Pazos Alonso (Oxford University)

The present volume features an array of essays on some of Lídia Jorge’s best-known fiction. Special attention is devoted here to A Costa dos Murmúrios, undoubtedly her most celebrated novel at home and abroad. The importance of its central theme–a personal recollection of colonial wartime in Mozambique that engages in dialogue with the highly fictionalized account featured at the outset of the book–would amply suffice to justify the interest it has elicited. But the original treatment which Lídia Jorge affords to her chosen theme enables her to problematize a wide range of issues close to the heart of modern readers (be they Portuguese or not), including personal and collective identity, memory, history, language, and representation itself.

Published: 2016-09-13

Introduction