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Tracing back trauma: the legacy of slavery in contemporary Afro-Brazilian literature by women

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Although there are many, mostly male, contemporary writers in Brazil whose narratives of urban violence and social inequality implicitly reflect the impact and legacy of slavery on contemporary society, it is interesting that this shameful period, and shockingly brutal events which seem to prove wrong the myths of gentle colonization and harmonious racial democracy, should be chosen as subject matter by four women writers. While very different novels, Adriana Lisboa’s Os Fios da Memória [The ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/0969725X.2017.1285994

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Department:
St Peters College
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities Journal website
Volume:
22
Issue:
1
Pages:
103-122
Publication date:
2017-03-17
Acceptance date:
2016-09-01
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EISSN:
1469-2899
ISSN:
0969-725X
Pubs id:
pubs:664131
URN:
uri:f4d6e7bd-8b82-42f4-a7be-7b5a53c19e2a
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uuid:f4d6e7bd-8b82-42f4-a7be-7b5a53c19e2a
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