Raquel Lima

raquellima (1983-) is a Lisbon based poet from both banks of the Tagus river and the Atlantic Ocean, an Angolan mother, a Santomean father, a Senegalese paternal grandmother and a Brazilian maternal great-grandmother. A poet, performer and art educator, raquellima sets out in this book & audio edition as part of a ten-year journey of essentially oral poetry, a movement that has taken her to over a dozen countries in Europe, South America and Africa. During this period, she presented her work in literature, oral narration, poetry slam, spokenword, performance and music events, namely FLIP – Festa Literária Internacional de Paraty, FLUP Rio - Festival Literário das Periferias, FOLIO – Festival Literário Internacional de Óbidos, Festival Silêncio, Palavras Andarilhas, among others. The transdisciplinarity with which she approaches art, memory and society, attentive to social inequalities and allied to a desire to find and understand her roots, led her to return to the academy, where she develops her research focused on orature and slavery in São Tomé e Príncipe at the Center for Social Studies - University of Coimbra.