Beyond the nation: a journey through the poetic imaginaries of Eduardo White
Keywords:Eduardo White, Mozambican Poetry, Island of Mozambique, Indian Ocean
Eduardo White, a Mozambican poet who started publishing in the post-independence period, redefined the Mozambican cultural imaginary through the Indian Ocean route since his first work, Amar sobre o Índico (1984). In this paper, we intend to analyze some aspects of White’s poetics, giving special attention to the sea and water and their relationship with the semantics of erotism and love. We intend to demonstrate that the aquatic and insular imageries expand the cultural and identity space beyond the borders of the nation, sailing towards the Indian Ocean. Thus, the author defines a path of searching for origins through an itinerary that, passing through the Island of Mozambique and the East, will take him to the “hundred horizons of the Indian Ocean” (Bose 2006).
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