Another Country: Afro-Brazilian Writing, Past and Present
If the literature of a country with the second largest black population worldwide (only Nigeria has a larger black population) does not include that population in its literature, one must ask which Brazil we’re speaking of when we speak of Brazilian literature.
Insurgent Voices: A Panorama of Afro-Brazilian Writing
"Politicians know I’m a poet. And that poets face death when their people are oppressed."
Black Teeth and Blue Hair
“I’m sorry, I’m sorry. I didn’t know. Ignorance is a kind of blindness.”
Afro-Brazilian Crusader: On Lima Barreto
According to Barreto himself, the aim of his crusade was to produce a type of literature that he defined as “militante,” engaging with the society’s most pressing issues and communicating these issues to a wider audience in accessible language.
She was furious! She grew silent again, went upstairs, and searched the nightstand. The pistol was there.