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João Melo: From citizen of the world to Lusophone writer Book: ‘Selected Shorter Poems’ by Luís Vaz de Camões – Editor’s Note Wildfires: Severe climate predictions for Portugal Book: ‘The Lusiads’ by Luís Vaz de Camões – Editor’s Note Community: The
 

João Melo: From citizen of the world to Lusophone writer – Interview

By Millicent Borges Accardi Writer João Melo was born in Luanda, Angola. His work has been translated into English, French, German, Arabic, and Chinese. A jack of all trades, he has had a wide variety of jobs including writer, press correspondent, journalist, communication consultant and professor. Besides Angola, he has lived in Rio de Janeiro […]

Book: ‘Selected Shorter Poems’ by Luís Vaz de Camões – Editor’s Note

Luís Vaz de Camões (ca.1524/25-1580) is reckoned the greatest poet in the Portuguese language, granting him a position in the national literature akin to that of Dante, Shakespeare, or Goethe. He wrote a considerable amount of lyric poetry and at least three dramas but is best remembered for his epic poem Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads), which set […]

Wildfires: Severe climate predictions for Portugal – by Len Port

The recent rural wildfire that encroached on the municipality of Portimão in the Algarve was yet another reminder that scientists consider Portugal to be one of the most vulnerable countries in Europe to climate change. The latest blaze came almost on the third anniversary of the inferno that destroyed so much across the Monchique hills […]

Book: ‘The Lusiads’ by Luís Vaz de Camões – Editor’s Note

Camões (ca.1524/25-1580) is the national poet of Portugal, with a status in the Lusophone world akin to that of Shakespeare, Dante, Cervantes and Goethe elsewhere. A wonderful lyric poet, and also an occasional dramatist, his masterpiece is Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads), an epic poem on the beginnings of the Portuguese maritime empire, for which the author himself […]

Community: The ‘Emigrant Soldier Memorial’ honors fallen heroes – Azores

The President of the Regional Government of the Azores, José Manuel Bolieiro, dedicated on Sunday the Emigrant Soldier Memorial [Memorial ao Soldado Emigrante], in Praça do Emigrante, Ribeira Grande, on São Miguel island. The Memorial, sponsored by the  Azores Emigrants Association (AEAzores), honors all Portuguese emigrant military who have fought, are fighting or died serving […]

João Melo: From citizen of the world to Lusophone writer – Interview

01 August 2021

By Millicent Borges Accardi Writer João Melo was born in Luanda, Angola. His work has been translated into English, French, German, Arabic, and Chinese. A jack of all trades, he has had a wide variety of jobs including writer, press correspondent, journalist, communication consultant and professor. Besides Angola, he has lived in Rio de Janeiro […]

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Posted in Angola, Arts&Culture, Books, Brazil, Featured, Portugal, World

Book: ‘Selected Shorter Poems’ by Luís Vaz de Camões – Editor’s Note

30 July 2021

Luís Vaz de Camões (ca.1524/25-1580) is reckoned the greatest poet in the Portuguese language, granting him a position in the national literature akin to that of Dante, Shakespeare, or Goethe. He wrote a considerable amount of lyric poetry and at least three dramas but is best remembered for his epic poem Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads), which set […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Books, Featured, Heritage, People, Portugal, World

Wildfires: Severe climate predictions for Portugal – by Len Port

30 July 2021

The recent rural wildfire that encroached on the municipality of Portimão in the Algarve was yet another reminder that scientists consider Portugal to be one of the most vulnerable countries in Europe to climate change. The latest blaze came almost on the third anniversary of the inferno that destroyed so much across the Monchique hills […]

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Posted in Azores, Featured, Madeira, Portugal, World

Book: ‘The Lusiads’ by Luís Vaz de Camões – Editor’s Note

28 July 2021

Camões (ca.1524/25-1580) is the national poet of Portugal, with a status in the Lusophone world akin to that of Shakespeare, Dante, Cervantes and Goethe elsewhere. A wonderful lyric poet, and also an occasional dramatist, his masterpiece is Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads), an epic poem on the beginnings of the Portuguese maritime empire, for which the author himself […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Books, Featured, Heritage, People, Portugal, World

Community: The ‘Emigrant Soldier Memorial’ honors fallen heroes – Azores

26 July 2021

The President of the Regional Government of the Azores, José Manuel Bolieiro, dedicated on Sunday the Emigrant Soldier Memorial [Memorial ao Soldado Emigrante], in Praça do Emigrante, Ribeira Grande, on São Miguel island. The Memorial, sponsored by the  Azores Emigrants Association (AEAzores), honors all Portuguese emigrant military who have fought, are fighting or died serving […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, São Miguel

Call for Papers: ‘Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies’  – UMass,Dartmouth

26 July 2021

 The teaching of literature, whether at secondary or university level, has always provoked the recurrent, and controversial, question: “What is it good for, really?”  Well-worn debates about the autonomy of literature vs. its social function, its usefulness or uselessness, suggest the ethical and political dilemmas that teachers and institutions face when teaching literary texts.  Thinking […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Education, Featured, World

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