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Black women writers in Brazil: A struggle against invisibility

Note from BW of Brazil:The place of black Brazilian women in the literary world is a topic that pops up on these pages from time to time. And like other … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

In independent literary production black women find the opportunity to overcome invisibility

Note from BW of Brazil: The invisibility of black women in the literary field, both as protagonists and as authors, is obvious for anyone who has given the topic any … Continue reading

August 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Afro-Brazilian invisibility also extends to bookstores: Study on Brazilian novels points to small presence of black characters and authors

Note from BW of Brazil:In reality, like everything else in Brazil, most Brazilians have probably never even thought about this topic. But I will present this challenge to any Brazilian … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Health and the black woman: “Invisibility sickens and kills!”

Note from BW of Brazil: The health of black population is a theme that has been at the forefront of many demands of Afro-Brazilian organizations for a number of years. These … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

TV network’s search for Carnaval’s top “mulata” highlights black invisibility in the rest of the year

Note from BW of Brazil: Wow! Is it that time again? Well, not quite. Brazilian Carnaval doesn’t start for more than four months but the nation’s top TV network is … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

One black writer among 70 Brazilians at Frankfurt Book Fair highlights historic black invisibility in the world of literature as well as society

Note from BW of Brazil: This is a follow analysis of the near complete exclusion of Afro-Brazilian writers at the prestigious Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany that recently paid homage … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Brazilian participation in Frankfurt Book Fair once again highlights black invisibility: one Afro-Brazilian among 70 writers

Note from BW of Brazil: Recently, Brazil’s well-known exclusion of its African descendant population was once again pointed out, this time by a German newspaper. On October 9th, Germany will … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

Popular novela contributes to Brazil’s invisibility and stereotyping of blacks: Yet another example of “bamboozling”?

So yet another popular Brazilian novela (soap opera) has come to a close as the final chapter of the Record TV (Rede Record) network’s Dona Xepa broadcast its final episode … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

The invisibility of black couples in Brazilian novelas: How kissing a black woman in a public square can be a revolutionary act

Note from BW of Brazil: A recent American TV commercial by the US breakfast cereal maker Cheerios caused quite a commotion in online communities. The commercial featured a little girl … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Race, beauty, representation and black invisibility: how two recent beauty contests represent Brazil’s racial ideology

Note from BW of Brazil: Two beauty contests, two different states, and two different histories serve as good examples of Brazil’s historical racial ideology. In the southern state of Santa … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · 8 Comments

Invisibility in school curriculum leads to fragmentation and rejection of black children’s identity

Taken from original text entitled: “A educação infantil e as crianças negras (Early childhood education and black children)” by Adomair O. Ogunbiyi The verification of the degree of the ethnic-racial rejection … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · 7 Comments

The women of the NGO Estimativa: Overcoming invisibility

by Fabiana Oliveira Re.Fem: rapper and videographer A group of women from the periphery of Rio de Janeiro came together using art to inform and protest against all forms of violence … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Recognition through art: Is there a place for blacks in theater? Group in Belo Horizonte brings black representation to the stage and streets

Note from BW of Brazil: Theater is one of the areas where artists are bringing black stories, black culture and the black aesthetic into the realm of performance. And with … Continue reading

November 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

White media, black population: Denial of reality – From novelas to newspapers: the black population still occupies subordinate positions in the hegemonic media

Note from BW of Brazil: Brazilian television and the representation of blacks. It’s a topic that can never be discussed because, well, the situation has changed very little. Now of … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

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