Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: black writers

Why representation matters; Jarid Arraes releases book about black Brazilian heroines and immediately breaks sales record for independent publisher


Note from BW of Brazil: The invisibility of Afro-Brazilian authors, subjects, themes, and protagonists is no secret. Go to any bookstore throughout Brazil, small and independent or large chain stores, … Continue reading

June 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

“The Festival of Whiteness”? Writers criticize lack of black writers invited to one of Brazil’s principle literary festivals


Note from BW of Brazil: The more things change the more thing stay the same. That about sums up what went down at the annual FLIP literary festival. Before getting … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Play inspired by the life and works of one of Brazil’s most important black writers, Carolina de Jesus, seeks funding


Note from BW of Brazil: It may sound like an old cliche but it is absolutely true. If you want something done, you have to do it yourself! And this … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

New magazine, Black Women Making History, continues to tell the story of black Brazilian women


In the past few months we’ve highlighted a number of things going on in Brazil that have the expressed interest of  improving the image of and recognizing a parcel of … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

"Finally, Us": Black Brazilian women writers honored at International Seminar of Women and Literature in Brasília


In 1995, for the first time, the literary works of contemporary Afro-Brazilian women were compiled to present a comprehensive vision of what it means to be both black and female … Continue reading

September 27, 2012 · Leave a comment