- May 2014
Very interesting!William Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation talks about the Pilgrim settlers in Plymouth.
I said "et cetera" in my post, which implies that there are other examples of this that I didn't explicitly mention.I noticed that you only mentioned North of Africa, but since there weren’t Portuguese colonies in the North of Africa, unless we consider the fortress and trading posts, I will give an example from Southern Africa, around Angola, to be more precise.
Why weren't the whole volumes published? Also, were these excepts ever translated into English?Silva Porto, a Portuguese “sertanejo” (bushman), pioneer, adventurer, trader, explorer established a trade emporium in Belmonte, founded a city that later had his name, todays Cuíto in the province of Bié, Angola, and traded and dealt with the African kings in the interior (Barotze).
He wrote “Viagens e apontamentos de um portuense em África.” / “Voyages and notes of a man from Porto in Africa”, in many volumes (I think that they are more than 40). Only excerpts were published in 1942.
Wikipedia link for the basics, about Silva Porto: António da Silva Porto - Wikipedia
And about Barotze: Barotseland - Wikipedia