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Did slavery exist in Africa before the Trans-Atlantic trade?

The Rodney-Fage debate

The Rodney-Fage debate hinges on a thread. In fact, they are in agreement with some of their analyses concerning the slave trade. Both scholars agree that the European forces exacerbated the slave trade, and that African states were complicit in the bartering of slaves. 1.114 mais palavras

Sample from: Harry potter e a pedra filosofal by J. K. Rowling (PT-ITA)




O Sr. Dursley ficou paralisado na poltrona. Estrelas cadentes em todo o país? Corujas voando durante o dia? 546 mais palavras


The Portuguese Language Orthographic (Dis)agreement

It has been one of the most controversial topics over the last decade in Portugal: The Portuguese Language Orthographic Agreement.

Why? Well, imagine that you went to school and you were taught how to write in a way and then, when you are already a grown-up, you are told that from now on you’ll have to write in another.  337 mais palavras

Portuguese Language

What did the new Orthographic Agreement change in the Portuguese language

Time changes us and so does change our languages.

In 2008, it was implemented in Portugal the new Orthography Agreement foreseen since 1990. The goal was to unify the Portuguese speaking countries when it comes to the orthography of their mutual language. 459 mais palavras

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July.  That elusive fairy tale of a month where the farmers’ market is brimming with wholesome goodness.  It is the best—nay, the only—thing summer has going for it.  810 mais palavras


Nyonya Central

Next up a week in Melaka, I’m still not sure how to spell the name of the place… It’s different everywhere and in the different languages! 188 mais palavras

The Awesome Power of A New Word

Happiness and wellbeing flow out of meaning, but a kind of meaning that isn’t always easy to articulate. Meaning is fundamentally an experience of being, not something you can necessarily explain to somebody …

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