MEMÓRIA: An Anthology of Portuguese Canadian Writers


MEMÓRIA: An Anthology of Portuguese Canadian Writers

This slender volume is a testament to the emergence of Portuguese Canadian literature, with more of their words and stories being brought to the attention of more people than ever before. In “Coastal poem,” Eduardo Bettencourt Pinto writes, “My voice races towards you — never has it flown like this, so high over the world.” Portuguese Canadian literature is flying, quietly, through its own discovery. Showcasing contemporary fiction, nonfiction and poetry in order to reflect the changing Portuguese Canadian literary community while supporting new voices in the diaspora, Memória features fifteen writers whose work illustrates a wide range of experiences, narrative voices and sensibilities.

Contributors include Clemente Alves, Edith Baguinho, Nelia Botelho, Esmeralda Cabral, Tony Correia, paulo da costa, Humberto da Silva, Aida Jordão, Irene Marques, Antonio M. Marques, Emanuel Melo, Eduardo Bettencourt Pinto, Paul Serralheiro, Richard Simas and Laureano Soares. Foreword by noted academic and author Onésimo T. Almeida. Edited by Fernanda Viveiros.

The book will be available for purchase at select bookstores across the country including the University of Toronto Bookstore, on Amazon, and from the publisher at fidalgobooks(at)

MEMÓRIA: An Anthology of Portuguese Canadian Writers
Release date: November 19, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-9860565-0-5
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