The Salesman of Pasts, romance of Jose Eduardo Agualusa: a place of representation, cultural memory and identities Romilton Baptist of Oliveira SUMMARY the present article analyzes the memory and, respectively the identity in the context African after-colonial, to the light of the representation, the workmanship of Jose Eduardo Agualusa: The Salesman of Pasts. Theoreticians as Daughter-in-law (1993), Le Goff (2003), Hall (1990), Halbwachs (2006), among others, will be of utmost importance in the construction of a consistent theoretical dialogue to affirm through the bibliographical research the metodolgico process to interdisciplinar. He intends yourself to study the inserted conception of society, culture and representation in the description-social scene of the personages gifts in the romance, understanding as literature if he ahead holds of this process, leading in consideration the cultural hibridismo and the reconstruction of new identities. The period after-colonial brings to tona the problematic one of the dispora through the personage who pra to live in Angola needed a new identity to be accepted in the new Angolan society, Jose Buchmann. The personages of the romance are involved in a tram that send in them to the reconstruction of the memory through the souvenir of facts occurred in the past, interacting around imaginary social and a symbolic one. The fiction presented for Agualusa symbolically represents the Angolan society, that in turn starts to represent all the countries that had passed for this process of descolonizao.
Word-key: Literature; Memory; Identity; Representation; Angola. 1 INTRODUCTION To think literature is still, and each time more, to think the question of the identity. This question that already occupies important space in the first half of the century, with the advance of the nationalisms and, also, with the global phenomenon of dissolution of the European colonial empires, that if followed to World War II and that the descolonizador cycle is configured, and that is renewed in the last few decades of century XX.