Szász Lilla – Elsa Peralta: Greetings from my new home
The point of departure for Elsa Peralta – Lilla Szász book ’Greetings From My New Home’ is the story of the retornados, the nearly 800,000 Portuguese citizens who were resettled from Portuguese colonies in Africa (Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde and São Tomé e Príncipe) to Portugal in and around 1975.As a result of the Portuguese colonial war which began in 1961, the dictatorial Second Republic gradually weakened, and with the military coup of 1974, a rapid process of decolonization began. The accommodation and integration of the retornados, equivalent to nearly a tenth of Portugal’s overall population at the time, was a major challenge for the state and constituted an important chapter in the 20th-century history of the country.
@Elsa Peralta – Szász Lilla : Greetings from my new home (2020)Photo book, hardcover, image wrap Standard Portrait, 8×10 in, 20×25 cm
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