Cape Verde: Language, Literature And Music Boston Public Library - February 4, 2004 At 6:00 Pm

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture and the Consulate General of Cape Verde in Boston announce the launching of Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies 8, subtitled ?Cape Verde: Language, Literature and Music?. The event will take place at the Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, on Wednesday February 4, 2004, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture and the Consulate General of Cape Verde in Boston announce the launching of Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies 8, subtitled “Cape Verde: Language, Literature and Music”. The event will take place at the Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, on Wednesday February 4, 2004, 6:00-7:30 p.m. 

Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies 8 is comprised of 39 articles in 560 pages, representing a major contribution not only to Lusophone African Studies in particular but to African Studies in general. PLCS is a multilingual, peer-reviewed, thematic journal published twice yearly by the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. 

“This volume is one of the most comprehensive works ever published on Cape Verde,” according to Center Director Dr. Frank F. Sousa. “We are honored to launch it in the Boston Public Library.” 

Honored guests include Jorge Tolentino Araújo, Minister of Culture and Sports of Cape Verde; Manuel Veiga, author and Member of the Parliament of Cape Verde; and Vinny DeMacedo, State Representative. 

“We are thrilled to release this publication about Cape Verde and that it will have a place in the Library of Congress. We are also humbled by the intellectual significance of this publication. It would not have been possible without the steadfast support of the Dr. Rui Machete and the Luso-American Foundation, as well as the Cape Verdean Minister of Culture Jorge Tolentino Araújo,” said Chancellor, Dr. Jean MacCormack. 

PLCS 8 was sponsored in part by the Luso-American Foundation, of Lisbon. 

“The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is proud of its relationships with the Parliament and Ministry of Culture of Cape Verde, the Luso-American Foundation, the state Legislature and the Boston Public Library. Our collaboration reflects an abiding commitment to academic excellence, cultural diversity and the discovery of new and exciting knowledge,” said Assistant Chancellor LaVerne Cawthorne of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. 

For further information on the launching and for information on how to purchase a copy of the journal, please contact the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture by telephone (508.999.9270 or 508.999.9270) or e-mail (greis@umassd.edu). 


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