Professor Dr. Antony P. Mueller
-- Ubi dubium, ibi libertas --
terça-feira, 22 de novembro de 2016
Is Nigeria's Brazilian heritage under threat?
Though he grew up in one of Africa's largest English-speaking cities, Alexander De Souza remembers a childhood when Portuguese was spoken in the streets, Brazilian dishes were served in the kitchen and friends and family lived in houses styled in the architecture of Sao Paulo. De Souza spent the early years of his childhood in the "Brazilian quarter" of Nigeria's largest city, Lagos, a part of town so named because former slaves from Brazil settled there to restart their lives in the 19th century. Decades of British colonisation that ended in 1960 made Nigeria a firmly Anglophone country, with English the lingua franca and thousands of Nigerians living in countries such as Britain and the United States. ...