Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Brazilian 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

Why we need black writers


Note from BW of Brazil: In past articles, the work of Regina Dalcastagnè has demonstrated the extreme invisibility of Afro-Brazilian writers as well as fully developed, black protagonists in Brazilian literature. … Continue reading

April 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

A mulata, illegitimate child and poor, Maria Firmina dos Reis suffered a lot of prejudice, but she was the first Brazilian novelist


Note from BW of Brazil: In another feature that rescues the history of Afro-Brazil and black women, today we present an important woman in the world of Brazilian literary works. … Continue reading

August 1, 2015 · Leave a comment