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Maria José Silveira Reading and Conversation


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A BBC "Must Read," "Her Mother's Mother's Mother and Her Daughters" tells the history of Brazil through the eyes of twenty generations of women. An empowering, fascinating book filled with action, fierce women, betrayal, tragic historical events, and personal triumphs, this novel is as bingeable as your favorite HBO series.

Come see the author, Maria José Silveira read from the book and discuss it with Maria Helena Lima!

Maria José Silveira is the author of ten novels, including the prize-winning "Her Mother’s Mother’s Mother and Her Daughters", the film rights to which were sold to TV Globo.

Maria Helena Lima, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at SUNY Geneseo, was born in Brazil. Her research and teaching focus on Black Atlantic Writing. She translated and co-edited with Miriam Alves a bilingual anthology of short fiction by Afro-Brazilian Women, Women Righting/ Mulheres Escre-vendo [Mango 2005]. Other publications include “The Politics of Teaching Black and British” in Black British Writing (Palgrave), “A Written Song: Andrea Levy’s Neo-Slave Narrative” in Entertext and “The Choice of Opera for a Revisionist History: Joan Anim-Addo’s Imoinda as a Neo-Slave Narrative,” in Transcultural Roots Uprising. Lima is currently co-editing (with Joan Anim-Addo) a special issue of Callaloo on contemporary neo-slave narratives.