The Presidentelect announced two books and a film for those unable to travel during the holidays. In two posts on Twitter this Wednesday, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva recommended reading Torto Arado, an editorial phenomenon written by Itamar Vieira Junior, columnist for sheet, and “Um Defeito de Cor” by Ana Maria Gonçalves. Both are among Lula’s favorites, the post reads.
He also suggested watching Que Horas Ela Volta?, a film in which Regina Casé plays a maid who works in the home of an elite family. “Anyone who wants a film can remember the time when the children of the maids and workers first arrived at the university,” the post reads.
Torto Arado, an epic novel about two sisters in upstate Bahia that explores ancestry and racism, won the 2020 Jabuti and Oceanos awards, ahead of selfhelp books and investments.
Ana Maria Gonçalves’ book, on the other hand, tells the story of an old African woman, blind and close to death, who travels from Africa to Brazil in search of a lost son. In addition, she tells her life, shaped by death, rape, violence and slavery.
The nominations this holiday come as proBolsonaro protesters occupy highways in several Brazilian states with a coup agenda they don’t accept the results of the presidential election that gave Lula victory.