Absence and Fragmentation: Slavery as a Trauma in Ponciá Vicêncio



According to Sigmund Freud (1996c, 1996b), a trauma is an experience of remembrance characterized by an intensity too great to be absorbed. In this case, the traumatic event assumes such a magnitude that the person who experiences it, remains incapable of perceiving and understanding it since the limits of perception have been overwhelmed. In his text “Literatura e Trauma” (2002), Márcio Seligman-Silva defines trauma as a wound in the memory that disrupts a person’s capacity for comprehension like an injury bleeding without control.


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