This anthology is, generally speaking, addressed to all those who are interested in fighting against all forms of dictatorship, being one of them the One Party Regime like the one prevalent in our country from 1975 to 1991, namely the PAIGC/CV which was a communist party, the foundation of which is Marxism-Leninism, an atheistic and materialistic conception of the world and Man.
is, however, of particular importance for the people of the ex-colonies
in the Third World, especially the Portuguese ones, i.e., Cape Verde,
Guinea Bissau, S.Tomé e Príncipe, Angola and Moçambique.
The book is conceived with the purpose of awakening these people's awareness
of their human dignity which, as we hope, may create in them the real
sense of moral responsibility, a human characteristic - a moral virtue
- without which there will be no good social order and the unity necessary
for democracy, liberty and social justice, all of which constitute vital
needs of the ex-colonies.
contains the contributions of different Capeverdean writers spread over
almost the whole world, which means that it has the potentiality to
give a rich and correct account of the multifarious experiences vécues
of the Capeverdean people residing in various parts of the world.
Odyssey is used here in analogy to its original sense as it occurs in
the writings of the poet Homeros who describes the Greek Odyssey. The
only difference between the two is that the Greek Odyssey is about the
struggle and suffering of one man (Ulisses), a suffering which ended
with victory and glory, whereas the Creole Odyssey is about the suffering
of an entire people, during generations and generations of more than
500 years, a constant agony created by the colonial oppression, an indefinite
anguish caused by the hardship of the climate of our beloved country,
and the martyrdom and torment engendered by emigration, all these comprising
an immense suffering which has not seen its end, and which is still
lacking the victory and glory of the Greek Odyssey.
By analysing all these factors which induce in the Capeverdeans all kinds of suffering, by counterbalancing the latter with the few moments of joy and satisfaction, by taking into consideration the everlasting effect of our paciência (patience) and esperança (hope), both of which being the, panacea and comfort of all our suffering, the authors of this book attempt to delineate the necessary ideological and moral presuppositions for a future Cape Verde, one which is capable of dignifying all her children by providing them with the means necessary for the satisfaction of their basic needs, the primary as well as the secondary ones.
this through, inter alia, democratic laws and the implementation of
social justice, without discriminating anybody, Cape Verde may be respected
by all nations of the world, at least by those which are members of
the United Nations, that is to say, those that have deliberately and
by moral imperative obliged themselves to defend all the articles of
the UN:s Universal Declaration of Human Rights!
We deeply apologize for the various mistakes found in the first edition in 1990, which can be explained by the fact that the book was written under a great time pressure. We hope that this edition is better than the former in various respects.
Autores: António Barbosa da Silva; Domingos Barbosa da Silva
(fonte: Domingos Barbosa da Silva)
( Para Consultas e Pedidos de Obras do Autor ).
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