Chukwudinma O. Ezuoke


In the past, numerous Brazilians, white male authors usually present an Afro-Brazilian woman in only deformed and stereotyped characters without presenting the reality and experiences of this woman in their literary works. The subjugation that started from the slavery time continues to be reproduced in the contemporary Brazilian society. This literary approach has affected the systematic naturalization of some negative or stereotyped images of the Afro Brazilian woman. However, many Afro-Brazilian intellectuals and activists have worked tirelessly to change the condition and retell their story, to this end, this article seeks to study the Afro-Brazilian woman as a protagonist through the Afro-Brazilian voice in the current literary work written by a prolific Afro-Brazilian female writer Conceição Evaristo, Insubmissas lágrimas de Mulheres,. It will also analyze the condition of the Afro-Brazilian woman in the face of some social challenges and racial discrimination within the theoretical framework of Escrevivência with the intent of looking at how
contemporary Brazilian literature is responding to the imperative of projecting the condition of Afro-Brazilian woman.

Key Words: Domestic violence, Racism, gender, racial identity

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