Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: black literature

‘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