Workshop| Gender Workshop Series XI

In the Words of Aida Gomes

November 25, 2020, 17h00 (GMT)

Cena Lusófona, Pátio da Inquisição (Coimbra)


Based on the theme "Feminist Arts of Words", the XI edition of the Gender Workshop Series proposes a series of monthly talks, around feminist, gender and colonial issues, with authors and other curators of the arts of words. In this session, we will talk with Aida Gomes, based on her work.

Bio note

Aida Gomes was born in Huambo, Angola. She came to Portugal as a child and, in 1985, moved to the Netherlands, where she studied Social Sciences and completed a Master's degree in Historical and Political Processes in Sub-Saharan Africa at the Radboud University of Nijmegen. She worked for several years in UN peace missions, in contexts marked by conflict or post-conflict situations. During this period, she has lived in Cambodia, Mozambique, Suriname, Angola, Liberia, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau. She is the author of the novel Os pretos de Pousaflores (2011), the story of a family marked by the colonial past and the "return".

Recommended reading: Os Pretos de Pousaflores

Participation in this event is limited to 30 people and subject to prior registration. To do so, please send an e-mail to between 18/11/2020 and 24/11/2020. Confirmation will be sent in due course. 

Session organised in collaboration with Cena Lusófona  and the project  “Identidades Nacionais em Diálogo: Construções de Identidades Políticas e Literárias em Portugal, Angola e Moçambique (1961-presente)" (IF/00654/2015) | CLP - Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Coimbra.