Claridade Movement (770 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

Maria Isabel Lemos (Universidade de Lisboa)
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The Claridade Literary Movement started as a cultural and literary magazine, first published in 1936 in Mindelo (São Vicente, Cape Verde). At present, the literary production of this movement is a reference to Cape-verdean literature and also to its cultural and national identity.

The magazine, which was published sporadically between 1936 and 1966, survived many financial and political difficulties that explain the time-lapses between the nine published issues and also its political importance to Cape-verdean culture. It is also important to note that the publication suffered a lot of pressure from the fascist colonial rule of Salazar, the Portuguese dictator in charge during the publishing period (Creary, 2005, p. 1…

Citation: Lemos, Maria Isabel. "Claridade Movement". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 April 2020 [, accessed 24 June 2021.]

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