• Quem Sou Eu (Bodarrada): Luiz Gama in Trovas Burlescas de Getulino (1861)

    Author(s):
    Andrea Kouklanakis (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Subject(s):
    Gama, Luís, 1830-1882, Poetry
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    translation, translation of poetry, Luiz Gama, Black subjectivity
    Permanent URL:
    https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:57697/
    Abstract:
    Luiz Gonzaga Pinto da Gama (1830-1882) is the author of the poem Lá Vai o Verso! included in his collection of satirical poems Primeiras Trovas Burlescas de Getulino (1859). In the history of Afro-Brazilian literature, Luíz Gama is traditionally considered the first writer to have proudly positioned and presented himself as a black subject.3 In Gama’s time the word bode (goat) was a racial slur especially against dark skin mulattos. In Gama’s characteristic satirical and comical stance, he uses the slur to unmask social hypocrisy and reveal the ridiculous presentation and performance of status in Brazilian society, especially the social anxieties of mulattos.
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    Status:
    Pending Review
    Last Updated:
    7 months ago
    License:
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