Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

The price of being black & successful: Book by actor Lázaro Ramos presents a microcosm of obstacles Brazil constructs in the paths of its black citizens

Note from BW of Brazil: The talented actor Lázaro Ramos has appeared on the pages of this blog numerous times, particularly over the past few years. And little wonder why. … Continue reading

February 6, 2018 · 1 Comment

“Afro-Brazilian Literature helped and saved me”: Ketty Valêncio creates online bookstore focused on black authors; seeks physical location in downtown São Paulo

Note from BW of Brazil: One of the main problems one finds when discussing issues affecting the Afro-Brazilian community is the lack of representation. Throughout the entire 20th century and … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

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

Pair of books focus on contemporary achievements and struggles as well as the history of black women in Brazil

  First book tells the history of black women in Brazil; second book focuses on stories of contemporary black women who have succeeded against the odds. With original research, which … Continue reading

November 17, 2012 · 4 Comments