Fernanda Maria

Eliana Alves Cruz and the story of all of us

“Intuitively, I realized that there was something in this story that concerns the story of all of us”, shares Eliana Alves dos Santos Cruz when speaking of her book “Água de Barrela” that tells the story of her family. Eliana is a writer, journalist, and producer in Rio de Janeiro. Through research and family reports - especially from her aunt, Dona Nunu, the author builds a narrative that traces the path that connects Brazil to Africa. Eliana defends teaching, research, and writing as a way to preserve Afro-Brazilian culture.

Three Nigerian writers that you need to know now

A new generation of Nigerian female authors draws attention to the world for their work, especially for bringing different female realities.

Nigerian female writers conquer the world

Nigeria's female voices are taking over the world. In 2019, three Nigerian writers - Akwaeke Emezi, Oyinkan Braithwaite and Diana Evans - entered the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. The award is considered one of the most prestigious in terms of English-language literature.

The black feminist voice of Stephanie Ribeiro

Stephanie Ribeiro was still an architecture student when her essay started to go viral on the internet. At a university, with a white people majority, she found in black feminism and writing a place of welcome and struggle. Soon several women identified with what Stephanie had to say and the writer became one of the most expressive voices in Brazilian activism.

Africa through comics: the geek market is booming on the continent

The world has always told history through illustrations. In prehistory, for example, communication took place through cave painting. Nowadays, comics have diversified and democratized the dissemination of illustrations in order to tell stories. Countries like Japan and the United States have turned this kind of art into a gigantic industry. In Africa, on the other hand, several talents have emerged in order to tell African history from another perspective and also give a new meaning to the genre. Mixing African tradition and the fictional universe of superheroes, some names are gradually gaining space and accumulating a legion of fans.

Brazil cooperates with Zimbabwe to strengthen the cotton sector

Brazil occupies prominent places in both cotton production and exports, attracting several partners interested in strengthening the cotton sector. The latest country to seek Brazil's support in Zimbabwe. An agreement was signed between the two countries to guarantee training and also the transfer of Brazilian cotton technologies to the African country.

Chico Carneiro, Between Amazon and Mozambique, everything becomes a movie

Brazilian filmmaker Chico Carneiro left Brazil, more precisely from the Amazon region, crossed the ocean and ended up in Mozambique, not only making films, but living cinema.

Halal protein has potential for growth in Brazil

Brazil is already recognized in the Islamic world as one of the countries that has the most expertise in the production of Hala Food, especially because of its role in the protein sector. However, it can become an even more relevant player.