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ANJOS, José Carlos dos. Cabo Verde e a importação do ideologema brasileiro da mestiçagem. Horiz. antropol. [online]. 2000, vol.6, n.14, pp.177-204. ISSN 0104-7183.

This article intends to reveal the relationships between the intellectual's point of view and the controversy over the national identity of Cape Verde and the arguments over it's definition. Up until the first two decades of the 20th century XX the intellectuals regarded Africa as a sleep potion, Africa objected to the colonization of the Portuguese people. Therefore a new Atlantic identity emerged, competitive to the Portuguese colonization. Africa appeared for the intellectuals as asleep potency, the Portuguese colonization was objected partially and an Atlantic identity emerged competitive to the Portuguese identity. The racialization of that Atlantic identity under the Brazilian point of view and the hegemony of that identity statement in the archipelago takes place in the decade of thirty under the political silence imposed by the regime of Salazar. After the discussion on the effects of that political censorship on the autonomy of the literature in Cape Verde the article suggests that identities (African, mestizos, Creole, European) argued in transcontinental level and strategies transatlantic geo-politics have acquired unexpected senses in this contexts.

Keywords : intellectuals; national identity; race.

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