Brasil Aqui is the newsletter from Brazilian Studies at Aarhus University
The new edition of our newsletter can now be found under downloads in both English, Danish and Portuguese. This issue covers various lectures, talks and workshops during the last six months. Read and enjoy!
The violence of poverty has claimed the lives of thousands of Brazilian children. Assessments suggest that between 7 and 8 million children, ages 5 to 18 live and/or work on the streets of urban Brazil. The children on the streets are often either children who work on the streets or children who ran away from home or were abused because the family is unable to maintain normal family unity. The smallest group of street children is the group of abandoned children. The reason why they were abandoned is either because their parents died or simply because the family is unable to look after them because of their family circumstances. It is said that 23% of the children left home because of abuse. Living on the streets is dangerous. The kids are subject to police brutality - so called “Death Squads” - rape, violence and being forced into prostitution. They have serious health problems and a way to escape and forget life’s cruelty often makes children take drugs. An easily accessi
During our bachelor, we have many opportunities to attend extra lectures, workshops and events. These are often hosted by very interesting people with connections to either Brazil specifically or at least some part of the Portuguese diaspora. This spring we had a lecture by Bo Skovsboell , who works for the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. One of Brazilian Studies’ 3 rd semester students, our very own Juul Van de Voort , contacted him to arrange an excursion to visit him at the Danish Translation Service in Brussels. In the end, a one-day internship at the European Commission was set up. This trip took place late November, and was attended by Juul, Tanja and yours truly. Our trip began early Monday morning, which allowed us to spend the entire afternoon as tourists in the most politically important city in Europe. We stayed at an apartment rented through Airbnb, which was conveniently close to the European Parliament. Unfortunately, there was some miscommunication
O segundo dia do seminário “Brazilian Days” em 30 de setembro de 2016, estava reservado para a palestrante Sara Brandelleiro da Universidade de Leiden falar sobre a autora e poetisa brasileira Conceição Evaristo . Evaristo nasceu e foi criada em uma das favelas mais pobres de Belo Horizonte em 1946. Mesmo assim, conseguiu formar-se no ensino médio e depois de mudar-se para o Rio de Janeiro, tornou-se professora primária. No final dos anos 70 formou se em Letras e posteriormente fez mestrado em Literatura. Há apenas três anos, Evaristo terminou o doutorado em Literatura Comparada*. Em novembro deste ano, Evaristo comemorará seu aniversário de 70 anos, e, embora sua carreira literária tenha se iniciada há mais de um quarto de uma década, foi apenas nestes últimos dez anos que ela conseguiu o reconhecimento nacional e internacional. Existem vários caminhos para entender e interpretar o conteúdo e os temas recorrentes na produção literária da autora. Para começar, a própria infâ