About the Author
NIYI AFOLABI teaches African and African diaspora literatures and cultures in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA. He is the author of The Golden Cage: Regeneration in Lusophone African Literature and Culture, and editor of Marvels of the African World: African Cultural Patrimony, New World Connections, and Identities. MÁRCIO BARBOSA is co-editor of the Cadernos Negros (Black Notebooks) series and author of Paixões Crioulas (Black Passions), Frente Negra Brasileira (Black Brazilian Front), and Gostando Mais de Nós Mesmos (Loving Ourselves More). He has contributed to Os Cem Melhores Contos Brasileiros do Século (Best 100 Short Stories of the Century), Thoth, and Callaloo. ESMERALDA RIBEIRO is co-editor of the Cadernos Negros (Black Notebooks) series and author of Malungos e Milongas (Brothers and Arguments). A professional journalist and a seasoned Afro-Brazilian writer and critic, Esmeralda Ribeiro has contributed to many anthologies including Finally Us, Ancestral House, Fourteen Female Voices From Brazil, Callaloo, and Women Righting.