Date: May 12, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:00 pm

University of Texas Professor Christen Smith will speak about her new book, Afro-Paradise: Blackness, Violence, and Performance in Brazil, which explores the Black body in pain as it also defines Brazil as an exotic Black space. Smith, who teaches in Anthropology and African and African Diaspora Studies, argues that the dialectic of glorified representations of black bodies and subsequent state repression reinforces Brazil’s racially hierarchal society.

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Location: Monkeywrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, Austin, 78751