“The Return” captures the turbulent period following Portugal’s Carnation Revolution, focusing on the experiences of Portuguese families returning from Angola in 1975.

Through the perspective of young Rui, Dulce Maria Cardoso addresses themes of displacement, identity, and the search for belonging in a homeland that feels foreign. Cardoso’s narrative is a poignant reflection on change, resilience, and the quest for home.

About the Author: Dulce Maria Cardoso is a Portuguese writer whose work often delves into the themes of memory, identity, and the complexities of post-colonial Portugal.

Born in TrĂ¡s-os-Montes in 1964 and having spent her early years in Angola, her novels are infused with a sense of displacement and a deep understanding of the human condition. Cardoso’s evocative prose and insightful storytelling have established her as a significant voice in Portuguese literature