Carolina Maria de Jesus





Carolina Maria de Jesus

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born
in Minas Gerais, Brazil
January 01, 1913

died
January 01, 1977

gender
female

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About this author

Carolina Maria de Jesus (14 March 1914 – 13 February 1977) was a Brazilian peasant who lived most of her life in a favela (slums) of São Paulo, Brazil. She is best known for her diary, which was first published as Quarto de Despejo (Child of the Dark) in August 1960, after coming to the attention of a Brazilian journalist, and became a bestseller. This work remains the only document published in English by a Brazilian slum-dweller from that period.

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Average rating: 3.78 · 674 ratings · 84 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
Child of the Dark: The Diar...
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Çöplük
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Bitita's Diary: The Childho...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1986 — 4 editions
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The Unedited Diaries
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Antologia Pessoal
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“Kuru fasulyeleri ateşe koydum. Onları yıkarken, "Bugün zengin insanlar gibiyim," dedim. "Fasulye hazırlıyorum.”
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