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Maria Joana Gomes
Under the heat of the warm sun on a late summer Saturday, I left my house in Vila Real and travelled the one hundred kilometers that separate it from Porto, Portugal’s second biggest city, where a demonstration of the Fifteenth of October Movement was supposed to take place. Here in my hometown, where pro-government parties have ruled since the Carnation Revolution, a coup led by leftist mid-rank army officers which ended forty-eight years of dictatorship on 25 April 1974, ...Keep Reading »
Maria Joana Gomes was born in Vila Real, Portugal in 1978. She graduated in 2002 with a degree in Portuguese literature. Since 2007, she has been working on her PhD in medieval historiography.
"... breaking from the chains of subjugation means undermining the historico-racial schema by challenging the white mythos created by the law and sustained by the self, including the carefully crafted legal fictions of the separateness of Jerusalemites/Bedouin/Arab-Israelis/West Bankers/Gazans/refugees. By doing so, they will be better placed to effect free agency in the schematization of the colonial world they inhabit.click | email | tweet