WorldCat Identities

Sousa, Ana de

Works: 6 works in 7 publications in 2 languages and 21 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Director
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ana de Sousa
Os meus amores de Trindade Coelho : contos integrais e análise by Ana de Sousa( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Portuguese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Estrela : o texto em Análise by Ana de Sousa( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Portuguese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benfica, fenómeno social e cultural : as Casas do Benfica by Ana de Sousa( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Portuguese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angola : birth of a movement( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Angola's post-war economy is booming and its capital, Luanda, is the most expensive city in the world after Tokyo. Although the country is Africa's second-biggest oil producer, most Angolans live on less than 2 dollars a day. Meanwhile, the country's president and his ruling party have clung on to power for over three decades, gaining tight control of both the public and private sectors, and stifling dissent and protest. Eighty per cent of Angola's population has known only one leader, President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, But in 2011 - inspired by the Arab uprisings - a group of young Angolan activists took to the streets, demanding an end to decades of mismanagement and corruption. Arrested, harassed, beaten - the activists refuse to step down. This is the story of the birth of their movement and follows three of the brave young activists taking on an enormously powerful and deeply entrenched political and economic elite. They all come from widely different backgrounds; Luaty is a famous rapper and a member of the wealthy minority; Mbanza is a student from the city's sprawling and impoverished shantytowns; and Carbono is a rapper and designer from the inner city's lower middle class. But since 2011, they have found themselves thrown together in the struggle for a different future to that being offered by the country's rulers. History, too, plays an important role; widespread fear of a return to war, and the distant memory of a political massacre several decades ago, had successfully stifled the spirit of public protest among those old enough to remember those events. But more than half of the country's population is under the age of 20 and the burgeoning youth have neither the fear of their parents, nor their allegiance to the party that brought independence to Angola. Music has played an important role in empowering dissenting voices. For many, the underground rap scene has helped articulate the frustrations of Angola's disenchanted youth, while being used as a medium to spread alternative ideas. None of the activists featured in the documentary (all proponents or admirers of Luanda's underground rap scene), had anticipated how big a role it would play in their struggle. But their humility is part of the charm of Luaty, Carbono and Mbanza. As news of the Arab Spring reached Angola in early 2011, nervous leaders from the ruling People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) sought to proclaim: "Angola is not Egypt! Angola is not Tunisia! Angola is not Libya!" And it is not; but the frustrated, marginalised and rebellious youth of Luanda looked north and saw in the Arab Spring a source of inspiration and courage. Over a year since the first protests, the activists' movement is still in its early days, still evolving, still defining itself. But their determination to see change in Angola remains undeterred. --
Os meus amores de Trindade Coelho by Ana de Sousa( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Capuchinho vermelho by Ana de Sousa( Book )

in Portuguese and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.78 (from 0.70 for Angola : b ... to 1.00 for Capuchinho ...)