Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: black literature

Students at the University of Brasília form the Quilombook club and dedicate themselves to debates on books written by black authors


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s no secret that the presence of Afro-Brazilians has been minuscule in numerous areas of Brazilian society. If every area of invisibility of black Brazilians … Continue reading

September 13, 2017 · 2 Comments

Catalog highlighting work of 180 black women released at Flip, one of Brazil’s top literary events; book demonstrates the invisibility of black women authors


Note from BW of Brazil: As with so many other areas of Brazilian society, when discussing the issue of literature, the question must be asked: Where are the black authors? … Continue reading

July 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

‘Precious’ author Sapphire and Bahian poet Lívia Natália discuss race, feminism and the place of black women in literature


Note from BW of Brazil: Over the past several years, another of African-American public figures have been connecting with the Afro-Brazilian community in a number of debates, seminars, expos, award … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

Black She-roes: Author Jarid Arraes brings black female representation in her book about legendary black freedom fighter Dandara of Palmares


Note from BW of Brazil: As we all know, black representation in any genre is an ongoing struggle. Even more so if we consider only black women. As an example … Continue reading

October 3, 2015 · 5 Comments

Black literature for children – A survival weapon in a deeply racist society


Note from BW of Brazil: In numerous past posts, we dealt with the special problems that affect the lives of black children that grow up in a Brazilian society that … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · 1 Comment