50 years of April 25

by in Inspirations

This year we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution, the military coup that ended the authoritarian Estado Novo regime and began Portugal’s transition to democracy. You can read more about the events of April 25, 1974 here.

From its founding in 1945, and particularly under the leadership (from 1965) of Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, our partner organization the Centro Nacional de Cultura served as a haven for writers, artists, and the free exchange of ideas. Over the past few months, they’ve been posting interviews from their archives about the role of the CNC in building the foundations of a free culture in Portugal – all available here in Portuguese.

We’re grateful for the opportunity to gather as writers in this historic space, and to celebrate this milestone year with our friends at the CNC.


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