Virtually Yours #16 Yara Nakahanda Monteiro
A series of online discussions - Virtual Gatherings - with Goethe Medal laureate Zukiswa Wanner, exploring contemporary African literature with authors.
Yara Nakahanda Monteiro was born in Angola in 1979 and moved to Portugal when she was two years old. She is a regular guest speaker at universities on topics such as feminism and Afro-European identities and narratives.
" Loose Ties" is a stirring and colourful story in which the shadows of an uncertain and changing past are felt.
Victoria grew up in Portugal with her grandparents and bears the marks of a trauma she cannot overcome: She never knew her mother, who was an Angolan freedom fighter.
Her book is both a love story and a war story, a contemporary narrative confronting the past, a call for women's independence as political beings. And of her own body in search of freedom.
In her own words, she is a great-great-granddaughter of slavery, a great-granddaughter of miscegenation, a granddaughter of independence and a daughter of the diaspora.
If you missed the live broadcast you can watch the recording here>