CECS researcher Sheila Khan interviewed Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida as part of the Permanent Seminar on Postcolonial Studies.
Author of Esse cabelo, Ajudar a cair, Luanda, Lisboa, Paraíso (Inês de Castro Foundation Literary Prize 2018 and Eça de Queiroz Foundation Literary Prize 2019), Pintado com o Pé, A Visão das Plantas and Maremoto, Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida has a degree in Portuguese Studies from the Nova University Lisbon, and a PhD in Theory of Literature, from the Universidade de Lisboa, in 2012.
Through her work, she seeks to create links between past and present, history and memory, choosing characters that spell out, in a silent and muted way, the paradoxes of a Portugal made in the world of the colonial experience.
This interview meets the author, the citizen who uses literature to walk through places, words, thoughts, absences, loneliness, longing, and accomplish civic duty to write about a post-colonial Portugal still far from an authentic multicultural level.
Interview available here.