The poem of the slammer Rool Cerqueira is an example of spoken textuality which is born from literary activities erupting in Brazil, especially in the favelas and periferias (marginalized and often criminalized urban areas), with the construction of other narratives and poetic forms that are the unfolding of the effervescent creativity and reading of the society by people who at times are not represented in literature.
After reading Black Oot Here: Black Lives in Scotland by Francesca Sobande and layla-roxanne hill, I struggled to situate myself. I am new to Scotland. I think it is apt to say that I embody the assumption many try to put on to Black Lives in Scotland; not native born, child of an immigrant, and not really from here.
On the 7th of May 2022, the Afro-Brazil Cultural Centre organised an event called: “Atlantic Diaspora: abolition, diversity and inclusion” at Casa do Brasil, in London. The debate was developed in a pedagogical process, ignited by the proximity of the 13th of May, the date of signature of the Aurea Law, the Brazilian slavery “abolition” act.
Cross-posted from the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs – Blog post by Jean Beaman Recent events in France have revealed how race remains such a loaded concept in French society. But policymakers must emphasize that this is nothing new, and that public policies need to address historical and present racism in France in order to …
In the face of the coronavirus pandemic that has disproportionately affected black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, people across the globe have taken to the streets in protest. They have gathered in solidarity to express anger about George Floyd’s death and the persistence of police violence.