Selma Carvalho

The Letters of C. E. U. Bremner: Same Old Tired Prejudices

The Letters of C. E. U. Bremner: Same Old Tired Prejudices

By Selma Carvalho

Issue no. 10

Pacing his office, badly served by his predecessor and left in a ‘chaotic condition,’ Lieutenant-Colonel Bremner knew nothing good would come of his posting to Goa. Outside lay a land shorn of adventure, a land whose weather he found to be ‘unbearably sultry,’ whose Southern European colonisers spent their time in ‘cheery inebriation’ …

Bras Sousa: Goan Portuguese Consul in Zanzibar, 1892

Bras Sousa: Goan Portuguese Consul in Zanzibar, 1892

By Selma Carvalho

Issue no. 6

By every definition, elite Goans were what the Portuguese called assimilado. Except for their skin colour, they were bourgeois, metropolitan Portuguese who profoundly believed in the glory of Portugal.