Cidade da Praia, Nov 4 (Inforpress) – Henrique Teixeira de Sousa is the Cabo Verdean writer who “best identified” the social transformations that took place in Fogo Island, Manuel Veiga defended yesterday on the last day of the third edition of Morabeza – Literary Festival.
The writer, who chaired the conference in honor of the doctor and writer from Fogo, Henrique Teixeira de Sousa, entitled “Transformations of the Fogo social fabric through the Xaguate novel,” said that this novel, which is a continuation of Ilheu de Contenda, represents the period of rise of mestizos and blacks.
Ilheu de Contenda, according to the him, is the memory of the past of Fogo Island before independence, marked by class differentiation, and the Xaguate represents the post-independence in which the mestizos and blacks began to emigrate and in return acquired the houses leading the white class to lose spaces, as well as the very disappearance of tents.
Manuel Veiga, who welcomed the initiative of Morabeza – Literary Festival to pay tribute to this writer who was 100 years old last September, said that Teixeira de Sousa is a private writer and the one who best “painted the social transformation of Fogo Island, the tragedy of emigration”.
JR / AA / HVF