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Celeste Fortes

Celeste Fortes holds a PhD in Anthropology from NOVA University Lisbon. Fortes teaches at the University of Cape Verde, Centre for Gender and Family Research (CIGEF), Oficina de Utopias [Office of Utopias]. Fortes has participated in the democratisation of national history, and has contributed to the polyphony of women’s voices in the country.


Canhão de Boca / The Weapon of Voice

Celeste Fortes Rita Rainho

In this essay, researchers Celeste Fortes and Rita Raínho chart the role of women in the history of Cape Verde’s liberation movement through the film ‘Canhão de Boca’.