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The Sisterhood of Nossa Senhora Da Boa Morte and the brotherhood of Nossa Senhora do Rosario: African -Brazilian cultural adaptations to antebellum restrictions

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Smith,E. Valerie (Author)
Journal Article
Publication Date:
Spring 2002
United States: Vanderbilt University, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Blacks, Identity (self awareness), Brazil, Slavery, African diaspora, Fraternities and sororities
Discusses the challenges faced by people of African descent during the slave era, who were forced to adapt to their surroudings while, at the same time, attempting to maintain their own cultural integrity. Focuses on the African Diasporic peoples of Brazil, and describes in detail the sisterhood of Nossa Senhora da Boa Morte and the brotherhood of Nossa Senhora do Rosario. Notes that these confraternities show the ingenuity of the Afro-Brazilian people as they maintained their cultural heritage.;