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African Roots, Brazilian Rites

Cultural and National Identity in Brazil

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About this book


This text explores how Afro-Brazilians define their Africanness through Candomblé and Quilombo models, and construct paradigms of blackness with influences from US-based perspectives, through the vectors of public rituals, carnival, drama, poetry, and hip hop.


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About the authors

CHERYL STERLING teaches African and African Diaspora studies in the Liberal Studies Program at New York University, USA. She is a Fulbright Scholar and is also the co-founder and editor of the on-line arts journal, AfroBeat Journal.

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