Portuguese colonialism and Angolan resistance in the memoirs of Adriano João Sebastião (1923‐1960)

Washington Santos Nascimento


This article discusses the greater presence of
Portuguese colonialism in the Angolan countryside
in the first half of the 20th century and the
resistance to it. To do this, we follow a part of the
life of the politician Adriano João Sebastião from
his birth, in 1923, to his arrest, in 1960, through the
analysis of his memoir book Dos campos de
algodão aos dias de hoje [From the cotton fields to
the present day], published in 1993. Thus, we aim
to grasp how Portuguese colonialism affected the
daily life of an Angolan man.
Keywords: Angola; Colonization; Resistance;
Adriano Sebastião; Memoirs.

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