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By Júnia Ferreira Furtado

Júnia Ferreira Furtado bargains a desirable research of the realm of a freed lady of colour in a small Brazilian city the place itinerant retailers, former slaves, Portuguese directors and concubines have interaction throughout social and cultural strains. the kid of an African slave and a Brazilian army nobleman of Portuguese descent, Chica da Silva received her freedom utilizing social and matrimonial options. yet her tale isn't really in simple terms the private heritage of a lady, or the social background of a colonial Brazilian city. fairly, it presents a historic standpoint 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 regularly attributed to the black or mulatta lady within the Brazilian well known imagination.

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