Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: black literature

Publisher Malê gathers black authors to change a market that portrays them as criminals, servants or slaves, where 2.5% of novelists were black until 2014

Note from BW of Brazil: There are so many areas in which black Brazilians lack opportunities that, as much as this blog as covered the topic, there are still so … Continue reading

June 21, 2018 · 2 Comments

Whitening, the loneliness of black women, black stereotypes: In book ‘O Tapete Voador’, writer Cristiane Sobral covers many facets of the drama of black people

Note from BW of Brazil: We must celebrate black Brazilian literature. We must fight and continue to be vocal about why these writers matter and that every Brazilian story cannot … Continue reading

March 21, 2018 · 1 Comment

Aimed exclusively at contemporary black authors, Malê publisher aims to make Afro-Brazilian literature available in a book market that has long ignored it

Note from BW of Brazil: Just a few days ago, I was telling a friend that I post a lot of material on this blog just to expose other black … Continue reading

March 11, 2018 · 1 Comment

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