José Curto

José Curto

Born in Tortosendo.
Raised in Montreal.
Based in Toronto.

I had a course with an Anglophone professor who was interested in Africa. But he didn’t speak or understand Portuguese. He was fascinated with Amílcar Cabral. So he would tell me: “It would be good if you read something.” And that’s where my interest in Africa startedJosé Curto.

Raised in Tortosende in central mainland Portugal and in Montreal’s Portuguese community, José Curto’s multilingualism would shape his intellectual interests and career as an eminent historian of Angola and the Portuguese transatlantic slave trade. A professor in the Department of History at York University, his prolific work has drawn multiple graduate students from various Lusophone countries to di their graduate studies under his supervision.


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