Languages of Power and Cabo Verde’s 2016 Elections | by Abel Djassi Amado

“In Cabo Verde, there is a critical struggle emerging between the official language of political power: Portuguese, and the language of the people: Cabo Verdean Creole.” Electoral periods in many places, from the start of official campaigning to a few days or weeks after the elections, are a unique time. For one, election day itself … More Languages of Power and Cabo Verde’s 2016 Elections | by Abel Djassi Amado