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Anywhere But HereBlack Intellectuals in the Atlantic World and Beyond$
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Kendahl Radcliffe, Jennifer Scott, and Anja Werner

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781628461558

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2016

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781628461558.001.0001

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Abdias Nascimento

Abdias Nascimento

Afro-Brazilian Painting Connections Across the Diaspora

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(p.167) Abdias Nascimento
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Kimberly Cleveland

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628461558.003.0007

Kimberly Cleveland’s, “Abdias do Nascimento: Afro-Bazilian Painting Connections Across the Diaspora,” essay on Abdias do Nascimento, who passed away on May 23, 2011, is a timely reflection of his work on many levels. Born in 1914, Nascimento was politically active in Brazil and became the first Afro-Brazilian congressman (1983-1986) and Senator (1991, 1997, 1999). However, his lesser-known life’s work as a visual artist was about guiding this political-cultural lens to a deeper understanding of the African influences in Brazilian art. Between 1968 and 1981, Nascimento lived in a self-imposed exile in the United States taking on the role of cultural ambassador between Black Brazilians and African Americans. He intellectually embraced the ideas of Negritude, Pan Africanism, and the politics of Diaspora, which, as a cultural exchange, enriched his perspective and work as a painter.

Keywords:   Afro-Brazilian, Abdias do Nascimento, Afro-Brazilian Activism, Brazilian art, Black Brazilians, Negritude, Pan Africanism

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