Cabo Verde: geography, history and culture
"The islands, because they wanted to be ships, were shipwrecked between sea and sky". The sentence is by Cabo Verdean writer Aguinaldo Fonseca and illustrates, with poetic lightness, the robustness of the people and the land, marked by centuries of colonialism, slavery, scarcity of resources and a demanding geographical position. None of this silenced the morabeza, a gentle, attentive and welcoming way to receive those who arrive, to take care and to lead life. This Cabo Verdean way is told in the greatness of its history, in the contrasts of the islands and in the richness of its mixed roots.