Past Event

Crooked Plow: Translating Social Justice in Brazil

October 5, 2023
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Dr., New York, NY 10027 2nd Floor

Crooked Plow: Translating Social Justice in Brazil

Join us for a discussion of Brazilian author Itamar Vieira Junior’s best-selling novel Crooked Plow, now available in English. Our speakers will explore translation, literary writing, social justice work, and the long shadow that slavery casts.


Thursday, October 5, 2023 | 6:15 pm

Columbia University, Faculty House, Seminar Level (2nd Floor)


  • Itamar Vieira Junior, author, Crooked Plow
  • Johnny Lorenz, translator, Crooked Plow
  • Keisha-Khan Perry, author, Black Women against the Land Grab: The Fight for Racial Justice in Brazil 


Co-Sponsored by the University Seminar on Public Humanities, Columbia University Department of History, The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia Global Centers - Rio De Janeiro, Institute of Latin American Studies.

Free and Open to the Public

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