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Reading the World Conversation Series

April 16, 2018
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Nox Cocktail Lounge (302 Goodman St N, Rochester, NY 14607)

Open Letter Books is hosting this event featuring Brazilian author Maria José Silveira (Her Mother’s Mother’s Mother and Her Daughters) in conversation with Maria Helena Lima, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at SUNY Geneseo.

Her Mother’s Mother’s Mother and Her Daughters was included on the BBC’s list of “Ten Books to Read in December 2017” where it was referred to as a “panoramic and illuminating chronicle.” It’s a novel that’s set in Brazil from the period of 1500-2000s, and traces the country’s history through the lives of twenty women. Each chapter is a story unto itself, filled with strong female characters, plenty of violence and corruption, love and adventure stories, and much more. It was optioned for TV in Brazil, and reads like a bingeable Netflix show. Maria Helena Lima is also from Brazil and has written extensively on Black Atlantic writing, and co-edited a bilingual anthology of short fiction by Afro-Brazilian women.

You can find a complete description here: https://www.openletterbooks.org/products/her-mother-s-mother-s-mother-and-her-daughters

Maria Helena Lima is also from Brazil and has written extensively on Black Atlantic writing, and co-edited a bilingual anthology of short fiction by Afro-Brazilian women.

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