Indigenous Literature: A Talk and Q&A with Daniel Munduruku

Monday, April 12, 2021
2 pm | Virtual

Daniel Munduruku was born in Belém do Pará, Brazil, and belongs to the Munduruku people. He is a professor, writer, and author of more than 54 literary works published in Brazil and abroad, most of them classified as children’s and pedagogical literature. Daniel holds three undergraduate degrees in philosophy, history and psychology. He received his masters in social anthropology and his doctorate in education from the University of São Paulo. He holds a post-doctoral degree in literature from the Federal University of São Carlos – UFSCar.

Daniel has received national and international awards for his literary works. Many of his books received the “Highly Recommendable” seal from Brazil’s National Children's and Youth Book Foundation - FNLIJ. Daniel is a cultural activist engaged in the Brazilian Indigenous Movement since the 1970s. He has lived in Lorena, in the interior of São Paulo, since 1987, where he has run the NGO and the publishing label “Instituto U’ka – Casa dos Saberes Ancestrais.” He is a founding member of the Academy of Letters of Lorena and runs the online bookstore Livraria Maracá, which specializes in books written by Indigenous authors.

Event will be held in Portuguese. This talk is hosted by PORT 3559: Advanced Portuguese: Music, Literature, and Film with professor Lilian Feitosa, and co-sponsored by The Americas Center/Centro de las Américas at UVA.