…It’s Wonderful! The subject matter, the way it’s done, the beauty and the uniqueness of the photographs, the strength of the arguments. It is a powerful document for the struggle, using poetry and art to bring attention to an often overlooked part of humanity.
…La Rampa is something between a book and a magazine, a travel book and a tome of History—but also an art catalog to keep in one’s library. It is certainly an enlightening celebration of the stories and cultures of African and Afro-descendant communities in Portugal, moving us through the tunnels of a dark colonial history, reviving hidden histories and connecting the dots that constitute contemporary Portugal.
...We the readers are able to engage directly with the personal testimonies from people like us - 'of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids and (who) might even be said to possess a mind' - caught up in the chaos of modern times! I advise everyone to sit down, open La Rampa and slowly plunge into the warmth of its pages - to see real people, body and soul.
...La Rampa shares diasporic narratives of resistance from the past, present and our re-imagined future, through page upon page of stunning imagery and writing. Edited by Chantal James, this new publication offers fresh and interesting discourse on the Afro-Carribean experience in Cuba, Haiti, Portugal & Brazil.