[ilds] Pombal

Pamela Francis albigensian at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 22 14:31:13 PDT 2007

I just read E. Waugh's Labels, which mentions a visit to Lisbon; Waugh 
remarks on the numbers of really "black" Portuguese, and claims it is due to 
a certain Pombal, who apparently installed a "stud" of AFricans in Lisbon to 
help repopulate the nation after an earthquake. Is this news to anyone, and 
did this event (real or imagined) inspire LD to use the name Pombal? Given 
LD's Pombal's penchant for "love" I wonder if there is a connection...

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