I’ve loved writing this blog, receiving your comments, and seeing my work referenced in yours. In the last five years (since my last post!) despite not publishing on onlycoffeeisreal, I have voraciously and privately continued my mission reading, thinking, writing, and translating on the themes and ideas I first shared with the world here.
Onlycoffeeisreal will continue to be my very personal and special place on the internet, and I aim to publish the many, many currently ‘in draft’ posts I have saved over the coming months. But now, and in the future, you can also find my work (and new translations) on the recently launched and co-managed da-terra.org.
For me, da terra is an evolution of and represents a progression from, the work I first explored here: our aim is to increase representation and raise awareness of voices and stories from Portuguese-speaking Africa. You can read poetry and short story translations, as well as (soon to come) more literary translations which remain the heart of what I love to do, but we also transcribe, translate and publish interviews from real people, sharing their stories and experiences of colonial, but mostly post-colonial, Portuguese-speaking Africa.
I’m still that girl. And I hope you’ll continue to read, enjoy, reference and comment on my work.