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“An intelligent, well-written, adequately illustrated introduction to an important yet under-studied development in Brazilian art. It is an insightful contribution to the scholarship on art and race.”
“Cleveland looks, in an intelligent and instructive way, at the integral nature of black experience within the vibrant cultural fabric of Brazilian life and reminds us that the many stereotypes that have grown up around the subject of “Afro-Brazilian art” represent only a small fraction of the realities of today’s complex strategies of individual insight and creativity and collective expression.”
--The Americas; Quarterly Review of Latin American History
“Five Brazilian artists are featured who each add an important portion to the overall Brazilian art canon as well as Brazilian black art… this book does a fine job covering the true aspect of racism in Latin America, especially Brazil”
--Art Libraries Society of North America
Cleveland’s writing style, attention to the historical contexts of the themes she engages, and most centrally, her engagement with wxpressions of blackness, make this book a welcome contribution to the field.
--Estudios Interdisciplinarios de America Latina y el Caribe