Africa-Press – Cape verde. The writer Mário Lúcio launched last Saturday in Praia, his latest literary work “Manifesto a Crioulização”, a work with which he intends to show what are our origins, the origin of Cabo Verdean Creole and all creole in the world.
“The aim is to show what are our origins, we, the Cabo Verdeans and the Creole of the world,” said the writer and poet, speaking to Inforpress on the sidelines of the presentation of his new literary work, presented in the Presidency of the Republic by the writer and researcher of the Creole Manuel Veiga.
According to him, “if we see from our origins, we will know the part that came from Europe, but the part that came from Africa is lost in the Atlantic.”
“How do we manage to create an identity, not having a prior identity, and there is no indigenous culture of Cabo Verde? asked Mário Lúcio Sousa, and then said that, analyzing all this journey, the Cabo Verdean showed how, within the history of humanity, “we create an identity for the future (…) an identity that was not in the 15th century.”