Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

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

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

Following in the trail blazed by Carolina de Jesus: A black woman who writes is already a transgressor


Note from BW of Brazil: The written word is a form of expression that has long been either denied or ignored when the writer is Afro-Brazilian. As we touched upon … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · 1 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