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By Júnia Ferreira Furtado

Júnia Ferreira Furtado deals a desirable research of the realm of a freed girl of colour in a small Brazilian city the place itinerant retailers, former slaves, Portuguese directors and concubines have interaction throughout social and cultural traces. the kid of an African slave and a Brazilian army nobleman of Portuguese descent, Chica da Silva gained her freedom utilizing social and matrimonial suggestions. yet her tale isn't really in simple terms the private heritage of a girl, or the social background of a colonial Brazilian city. relatively, it presents a ancient point of view at the cultural universe she inhabited, and the myths that have been created round her in next centuries, as Chica de Silva got here to represent either an instance of racial democracy and the stereotype of licentiousness and sensuality continuously attributed to the black or mulatta lady within the Brazilian well known imagination.

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