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African Women Voices

First timers: African Soap Opera Lands in Brazil

Recently I have been trying to keep up with African television despite being in Italy and I remember a conversation had with the director of the Italian Festival for Africa, Cleophas Adrien Dioma. He mentioned how stereotypes also arrive to what is produced in Africa or by Africans, in other words the word “African” stands to represent something of a lower quality and not interesting enough to be mainstream. That’s why when I read the Brazilian television for the first time bought an African soap opera, I was happily shocked.

The series is called “Windeck”, it’s produced in Angola and tells the intricate stories of people working in a magazine in Luanda. Windeck will be screening in Brazil from November 10, and I’m also looking forward to see more of it.

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