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Luis Henrique

Brazilian, builder of virtual bridges, I feed on music, coffee, cuque and films. I'm interested in harmonies.

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Latest posts by Luis Henrique

‘Representation is not feeling different when I read or see something,’ says scriptwriter of comic with black lead character

"It is my existence not being tied only to slavery, as schools seem to say and TV shows repeat. It is feeling part of the world on an equal footing."

How the comics of Marcelo D'Salete helps us understand Brazil's past and present

"It could help change mentalities regarding the treatment of the diverse groups that we have in Brazil, countering a hegemonic vision, which frames these groups in different and unequal positions."

INTERVIEW: Comics that Dispel Black Stereotypes in Brazil

"I imagine that a truly healthy society must recognize and engage in dialogue with the voices that arise from within its borders. "

‘People That Look Like Themselves': A Comic that Celebrates Natural Black Hair

Angolan artist Francisca Nzenze Meireles, aka Chiquinha, discusses the inspiration for her comic, which relates the day-to-day experiences of those who love their naturally curly hair.

Persistent Stereotypes, Latent Prejudices: Black Characters in Brazilian Comics

"The representation is not yet ideal," researcher Luis Henrique said about black characters in Brazilian comic books. Global Voices interviewed him about his work.

Brazil's Comic Book Artists Break the Industry Mold

After delving into the world of comics throughout Latin America in our previous post, we return to Brazil to explore Brazilian comicdom just as the country comes off its celebration...

Cultural extravaganza in Latin America! Comic books and beyond

Follow us as we visit the arts and the projects that are bridging the gaps and establishing new channels of communication in Latin America. We talk about comics, artworks, collaboration,...

“La Movida” – Revival of Spanish Language Comics in Brazil?

A panorama of Latin American comics in two parts. This post explores the invisibility among neighbouring countries within the region. Are economic factors, digital tools and collaboration going to change...

‘Travelling with Nannies’ Proves Controversial in Brazil

A blog post with useful tips for families who travel with nannies raised controversy as the author's statements reflected a prejudiced view of domestic workers and deeper troubling issues in...

Brazil: Sexist Reporting Taints Olympic Coverage

"Female athletes who got into this competition representing their countries, after long years of training.. are simply summarized to the excess or lack of weight, to their hair style, smiles...

“The Most Misterious of Brazilian Writers” Receives Camões Award

Brazil: A Comic Book and its Soundtrack

Brazil: Domestic Work in Transition

Brazilian society is seeing a transition in domestic work, a type of employment that is deeply connected to issues such as social inclusion, bad work conditions, social hierarchies, gender inequalities...

Brazil: Real State Speculation Threatens Sacred Ground

Brazil: Children's Book Sparks Racism Debate

During recent months Brazilian citizen media has been debating literature, censorship, racism and education, following the suggestion by the country's National Council on Education (NCE) to withdraw celebrated author Monteiro...

Brazil: Real Estate Speculation Threats the Cerrado

Real state speculation is taking over Brazil and sparking a debate on the environmental and social impact of the ever growing construction sector. In Brasilia, the modern capital of Brazil,...

Brazil: Limits on Food Ads Shake Market Forces

The Federal Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency has ruled changes in food advertising to include warnings printed on packages, amidst strong industry reaction. Do consumers have a say in this debate?

Brazil: Yellow Whistles Warn about Global Hunger

The 1 Billion Hungry campaign was officially launched in Brazil on July 1st. The purpose of this global initiative is to put pressure on politicians to combat hunger. Bloggers have...

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