Child of the Dark: The Diary of Carolina Maria de Jesus
This dramatic true account of life in the streets of Sao Paulo, from 1955 to 1960, introduced the world to the plight of the poor as an artist, a writer and single mother of three children, while living in a hovel, supports her family by digging through the garbage for paper and scraps to sell. Reissue.
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Review: Child of the Dark: The Diary of Carolina Maria de JesusUser Review - Michele - Goodreads
felt that de Jesus' diary was accurate for the time, though a bit heavy handed with criticism for her neighbors and a bit of a holier than thou attitude. For example, she complains about her neighbors ... Read full review
Review: Child of the Dark: The Diary of Carolina Maria de JesusUser Review - Fred Fisher - Goodreads
I was attracted to this book in the first place as it was written in and is about São Paulo, Brasil where I lived shortly after this book was published. It is social commentary by observation and ... Read full review