ISSN 2359-4101

Brazilian Literature in Translation / Literatura Brasileña en Traducción

Issue / Numero

year/año: 2015
issue/numero: # 07

The book:

The Colours of Slavery
Ieda de Oliveira
Original title: As Cores da Escravidão
ISBN: 978-85-322-8422-8
Publication year: 2013
Original publishing house: FTD
Number of pages: 96
Total printing in Brazil: 23.500 copies


The book tells the story of Tonny, a poor boy who dreams of a better life. Encouraged by the stories told by his grandmother Tonny convinces his friend John to join him and follow a coyote who shows up in town summoning young men to work with the promise of “making quick money.” However, the true reality turns out to be everything but. Lost innocence, broken dreams and subjugated childhood eventually give place to hope, compassion, friendship, and love in this captivating story about the endurance of the human spirit. An inspiring page turner that will remain with young readers long after they finish reading the last page.

The author

Ieda Maria Pereira Fonseca de Oliveira
Pen name:
Ieda de Oliveira

• Other books:
For Children
Emmanuela, illustrated by Marilda Castanha (Ed. Saraiva)

Bruxa e Fada Menina Encantada, illustrated by Pink Wainer (Ed. DCL)

Cigarra & Formiga Produções Artísticas, illustrated by Maria Eugênia (Ed. Larousse)

A Cobra e o Sábio, illustrated by Ivan Zigg (Ed.Larousse)

O Sapo e o Pássaro, illustrated by Maurício Veneza (Ed. Larousse)

O Espelho, illustrated by Márcia Széliga, (Ed. Prumo)

O Leão e o Macaco, (Ed. Larousse)

Bruxa e Fada – Caldeirão ou varinha de condão. Illustrated by Pink Wainer, (Ed. DCL)

Brasileirinho - História de Amor do Brasil – livro e CD com as músicas, illustrated by Luís Dias, (Ed. DCL)

Viva o Reino da Terra – teatro e música- (Ed. Prumo) no prelo.

Antologia Poética Brasileira – Poesia varinha mágica, ( Ed. Harbra).

As Aventuras do Gato Marquês, Ed. Globo, 2014 Delícias do Brasil, Ed. Zite, 2015

For Young Adults

A Saga de Um Rei, illustrated by Rui de Oliveira, (Ed. DCL)

O Raio da Positividade, illustrated by Ennio Possebon. (Ed. FTD)

A Serpente de Olumo, illustrated by Roberto Melo (Ed. Cortez)

Raimischimbilim - O Mistério da Família Salles, illustrated by Rogério Borges, (Ed. DCL)

O Cheiro da Morte e outras histórias, illustrated by Alexandre Teles, (Ed. Biruta)


O Contrato de Comunicação da Literatura Infantil e Juvenil (tese de doutorado), (Ediouro).

O que é qualidade em Literatura infantil e Juvenil - com a palavra o escritor (Org), (Ed. DCL)

O que é qualidade em Ilustração no Livro Infantil e Juvenil - com a palavra o Ilustrador (Org), (Ed. DCL).

O que é qualidade em Literatura infantil e Juvenil - com a palavra o educador, (Org) (Ed.DCL).

The illustrator
Rogério Borges

The Translator

Alison Entrekin

Alison is a freelance literary translator specializing in Brazilian Portuguese, with a background in creative writing.

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