Arquivos do etiqueta: Amilcar Cabral

Guinea-Bissau: Reflecting on behalf of future generations

Here is something to think about —

— From the onset of its history, Guinea-Bissau has always been a diverse country. If you read the cultural bulletins and/or other publications issued by the Portuguese authorities during the colonial era, you will discover that the territory that constitutes Guinea-Bissau was even more diverse in the 1940s than it is today.

By Umaro Djau*

After the independence, most particularly in the 80s, Guinea-Bissau’s national authorities started to give us a false sense of cultural hegemony under the cover of a vibrant national unity. This forged national unity was thought to be the firewall for a continued political survival of what many would describe as a “Unitarian” regime, propelled to hold onto its power and avoid relinquishing its sense of dominance.