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Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into memoir here are some memoir books from Brazil for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.


Child of the Dark : The Diary of Carolina Maria de Jesus by Carolina Maria de Jesus EN

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An uneducated Black woman exposes the squalid living conditions and savage human relationships that she experienced in a Brazilian slum.


The Diary of “Helena Morley” by Helena Morley EN

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Originally published in 1942 under the title Minha Vida de Menina—Portuguese meaning “My Life as a Little Girl or “Young Girl”—this book is a diary that was kept by the author, Helena Morley (pseudonym of Alice Dayrell Caldeira Brant), when she was between the ages of twelve and fifteen (1893-1895), and living in Diamantina, a small diamond mining town in southeastern Brazil. The little girl describes her homework, her love of parades and dresses, her father who could scarcely make a living in the mines, and her most beloved grandmother. The diary was admired by French Novelist Georges Bernano... continue