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We tell stories that unveil silences
DIVERGENTE is a digital magazine of narrative journalism. We believe in the power of stories to convey complex themes.
Too young to be old
The unemployment figures in Portugal leave out thousands of people who do not appear in the official records. Guiomar, Rui, Alice and António are all over 55 and unemployed. They are normal women and men who the labour market has tossed aside.
With the arrival of big agricultural investment to the Nacala Corridor, one of the most fertile and populated areas of Mozambique, thousands of people were dispossessed of their land and are still waiting for the promise of a better life to come true.
All of this exists, all of this is queer, all of this is fado
Fado Bicha [Queer Fado] is sung by a thick bearded transvestite and brings lesbians, gays, bisexuals, trans and intersex themes into the core of the Portuguese traditional music. It’s queer because it’s not traditional, because it’s not afraid of showing itself.