Happy 450th Birthday Rio!?

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The little black boy is probably from Rio, it is 2015, a historic moment, the city faces an uncertain future, imagined in our fruitless fantasy of “what will be?” Little black boys don’t have certain futures: the police could kill him or the state abuse him. If he keeps mum he is an outcast, if he speaks out there will be someone who wants to shut him up. The black man, once himself this black boy, imagining his son’s future, weeps in the silence of a Friday night because Saturday is no day of leisure.

This is a text that was written by Elieser E. Borba and translated by AJW.

The text was inspired by “O Menino Preto” by Elieser E. Borba. O texto foi inspirado por “O Menino Preto“.

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