Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Poetry Reading: Navio Negreiro "The Slave Ship"

February 23rd, 2018

LBC Pocket Park

Finish out Black History Month with a tragic look at the Middle Passage through the poetry of Castro Alves. We will read the poem in its original Portuguese and provide a translation. Indulge in cocadas, small coconut sweets (akin to pralines), representative of the sugar boom economy that relied on slave labor.

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Check out a flyer for the event here and join us afterwards for a Bate Papo!

Brazil + People
Idelber Avelar
Professor - Spanish and Portuguese