Nha Zita carries enormous strength with her. Cape Verdean, she worked in the fields of São Tomé and Príncipe before migrating to Portugal. After the Carnation Revolution, she moved to the self-produced neighborhood in Damaia (Amadora). Today, she lives in the public rehousing quarter of Casal da Mira, but she misses what she values the most: living with the community.
This series of videos is the result of the research projects AFRO-PORT Afrodescendants in Portugal and Memorialist Discourses and the Making of History with the aim of recording oral memories about the history of colonialism and highlighting their importance in African and Portuguese history. The project brings together testimonies from Africans about Portugal before and after the Revolution of April 25, 1975. Issues such as reception, housing, work, residence and racism are addressed.