Lília Momplé, a Mozambican author, portrays the coexistence between black and white men and women in her works. By contesting the colonial legacy, the author contributes to the subaltern's voice. In this paper, we discuss how black characters, women in particular, in the short story collection No One Killed Suhura, are oppressed by colonialist societies. This text addresses the violence of social, racial, and sexual inequalities and the power relations established between colonizers and colonized during the twentieth century in Mozambique. We will see that some of the literary strategies used include the omniscient focus of the narrator, the relationship between history and literature, and irony.
- (post-) colonial
- Ninguém Matou Suhura [No One Killed Suhura]
- short stories