Becoming Brazil: New Fiction, Poetry, and Memoir (MĀNOA 30:2)

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Sebastião Salgado Selected photographs Brazil, 1981–2016
Sebastião Salgado, selected photographs. Brazil, 1981–2016. Salgado is the featured artist in Becoming Brazil.

Becoming Brazil, the newest issue from MĀNOA, brings together prose and poetry by more than two dozen authors, juxtaposing stories of the country’s diverse people in places urban, rural and remote. Depicted in this collection are the machinations of the military in Brasilia during the recent dictatorship; the cultural practices of the caiçara fishermen of Paraty; and the violence that too frequently befalls residents of Brazil’s impoverished favelas. 

While Becoming Brazil was in production, a fire destroyed the Brazilian National Museum, destroying countless artifacts in the world’s largest archive of indigenous Brazilian culture and history. For the team at MĀNOA and guest editors Eric M. B. Becker and Noah Perales-Estoesta, “this volume took on added significance … and became a project in which to represent—through the voices of writers—the resilience of the country’s diverse people, its long history, and what Brazil is still becoming.”

Explore this exciting new issue, including the work of acclaimed Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado.

Editor’s Note

Garopaba Mon Amour
Caio Fernando Abreu, translated by Jennifer Alexander

Whale Fishing
João Alphonsus, translated by translated by Darlene J. Sadlier

Five Poems
Flávio de Araújo, translated by Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren

Three Poems
Carlito Azevedo, translated by Sarah Rebecca Kersley

Seven Poems
Bruna Beber, translated by Sarah Rebecca Kersley

Burial of the Poor
Brum Eliane, translated by Diane Grosklaus Whitty

Two Poems
Fabiano Calixto, translated by Sarah Rebecca Kersley

Borderline, and: Seven Stories
Marcílio França Castro, translated by Heath Wing

Sunday Dress
Ruth Ducaso, translated by Sarah Rebecca Kersley

Ana Davenga
Conceiçăo Evaristo, translated by David Brookshaw

from Antitherapies
Jacques Fux, translated by Eric M. B. Becker

from The Darkest Of Places
Milton Hatoum, translated by Eric M. B. Becker

Three Poems
Lêdo Ivo, translated by Alexis Levitin

Three Poems
Sarah Rebecca Kersley

Dead Time
Henrique Yuichi Komatsu, translated by Catherine V. Howard

from Desert
Luis S. Krausz, translated by Zoë A. Perry

Take It Easy, Brother!
Nelson Maca, translated by Sarah Rebecca Kersley

The Phoenix
Salgado Maranhão, translated by Alexis Levitin

from The Dionti Family
Alan Minas, translated by David Brookshaw

from I’m Still Here
Marcelo Rubens Paiva, translated by Alison Entrekin

The Lonely Sailor
José Luiz Passos, translated by Lucy Greaves

Three Crônicas
Antonio Prata, translated by Katrina Dodson

From St. Bernardo
Graciliano Ramos, translated by Padma Viswanathan

Four Poems
Flávia Rocha

Infamous
João Guimarães Rosa, translated by Steven Byrd

The Blockade, and: The Erstwhile Magician of Minhota Tavern, translated by and: The Pyrotechnist Zacharias
Murilo Rubião, translated by Victor Meadowcroft

When the Earth Was Round
José J. Veiga, translated by Rahul Berys

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About the Journal

Launched in 1989 at the University of Hawai`i, MĀNOA brings the literature of Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas to English-speaking readers. Order Becoming Brazil as a book or subscribe to MĀNOA: A Pacific Journal of International Writing from UH Press.

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Becoming Brazil

MĀNOA, Volume 30, Issue 2

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