"On the Novel Her Mother’s Mother’s Mother and Her Daughters", by Maria José Silveira, Brazilian Novelist

April 11, 2018 (Wednesday), 4:30 pm | Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives (Claire T. Carney Library)

Maria Jose Silveira

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press in collaboration with The PhD Program in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory, The Department of Portuguese, The Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives proudly presents:

"On the Novel Her Mother’s Mother’s Mother and Her Daughters"
Maria José Silveira, Brazilian Novelist

Silveira’s novel Her Mother’s Mother’s Mother and Her Daughters (translated from the Portuguese by Eric M. B. Becker and published in 2017 by Open Letter) is a tale of slavery, violence, rape, imprisonment, self-assertion, romance, struggle, and journeys. The story follows twenty generations of women through five centuries of momentous history that formed the Brazil of today. From the arrival of the Portuguese fleet on April 21, 1500 ‒ the day on which an Indian girl named Inaiá is born ‒ up to the year 2000, the formation of Brazilian society is articulated through the lives of twenty

Date: April 11, 2018 (Wednesday), 4:30 pm
Place: Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives (Claire T. Carney Library). Please use parking lot 13 (map).


  • The lecture will be in Portuguese
  • All are welcome!
  • Free and open to the public.
  • Light refreshments will be served.

For more information: Prof. Dário Borim - dborim@umassd.edu


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