[Reading] ➭ Child of the Dark ➵ Carolina Maria de Jesus – Thomashillier.co.uk


  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Child of the Dark
  • Carolina Maria de Jesus
  • English
  • 18 May 2018
  • 0451529103

10 thoughts on “Child of the Dark

  1. says:

    This book is truly astounding because it s REAL It s like reading The Diary of Ann Frank You can hardly believe that what you are reading actually takes place in this world.In Canada we are so far removed from the destitute conditions that surround so many people that it s really hard to imagine the life of those people.Child of the Dark is merely the account of the life of Carolina Maria de Jesus in the slums of Brazil It talks about her struggle every single day to collect enough paper to This book is truly astounding because it s REAL It s like reading The Diary of Ann Frank You can hardly believe that what you are reading actually takes place in this world.In Canada we are so far removed from the destitute conditions that surround so many people that it s really hard to imagine the life of those people.Child of the Dark is merely the account of the life of Carolina Maria de Jesus in the slums of Brazil It talks about her struggle ...


  2. says:

    O livro mais triste, real e sincero que eu j li Nunca estive t o horrorizada com a crueldade humana Leitura obrigat ria para todos.


  3. says:

    Livro dif cil de ler, pois sua realidade dif cil Carolina Maria de Jesus escreve linda e tristemente.


  4. says:

    Okay, here s my second time around review for Child of the Dark after GoodReads ate my first one This probably won t be as good but I ll take one for the team and at least try.Sigh My life is so hard.So I read this book for my Contemporary World History class while we were on the discussion of world poverty My professor spent a good chunk of his life living in Colombia different from Brazil obviously but still tackling similar social issues , and although he did not see the same slum like Sa Okay, here s my second time around review for Child of ...


  5. says:

    I know it is a classic, and I feel for her plight but this was tough to get through I was amazed at how well versed she was for having had only a 2nd grade education The repetitive diary entries were just agonizing to get through however Read this for a school book list recommendation for that purpose I would rate the book higher than 2 stars Reading it for enjoyment would not be first on my list For use in the classroom she describes the life of the poor in Brazil beautifully It is a raw I know it is a classic, and I feel for her plight but this was tough to get through I was amazed at how well versed she was for having had only a 2nd grade education The repetitive diary entries were just agonizing to get through however Read this for a school book list recommendation for that purpose I would rate the book higher than 2 stars Reading it for enjoyment would not be first on my list For use in the classroom she describes the life of the poor in Brazil beautifully It is a raw account, and one that is probably rare to find in written form Great piece of history.I was devastated to research that her life after the book did not end well I asked many of the same questions that critics did why not demand money from the fathers of her children Would she have run the risk of losing her children if she had...


  6. says:

    This is a remarkably sad, tragic and eye opening book about life in the favelas ghettos of Sao Paulo, Brazil written by a woman who lived there with her three children.This is a a set of diaries written in the late 50 s and 1960 and the description of how Carolina had to scrap by in the this ghetto to try to get food, clothes and soap, the necessities of life by selling scraps of paper and junk is just heartbreaking This book was very difficult to read because of the harsh living conditions th This is a remarkably sad, tragic and eye opening book about life in the favelas ghettos of Sao Paulo, Brazil written by a woman who lived there with her t...


  7. says:

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  8. says:

    Com uma for a mpar, Carolina Maria de Jesus vai desvelando as agruras da vida e morte na favela, com uma vida miser vel, jamais deixa diminuir a sua independ ncia ou o amor aos livros e filhos em nome da sua pr pria rende o financeira ou moral.


  9. says:

    Despite what Robert Levine tries to argue in the afterword, this book is primarily important as a historical document, not as a piece of literature What s remarkable is who wrote it a black, slum dwelling woman and not how she wrote it In other words, what impresses is not the skill with which it was written, but that it was ever written at all.Carolina Maria de Jesus was a singular woman only such a woman could have possessed the determination and audacity and yes, the arrogance to c Despite what Robert Levine tries to argue in the afterword, this book is primarily important as a historical document, not as a piece of literature What s remarkable is who wrote it a black, slum dwelling woman and not how she wrote it In other words, what impresses is not the skill with which it was written, but that it was ever written at all.Carolina Maria de Jesus was a singular woman only such a woman could have possessed the determination and audacity and yes, the arrogance to con...


  10. says:

    This is the MOST Gut wrenching thing I have ever read in my life I have studied quite a few years about Brazilian culture and to bespecific I focused on studying the people from the favelas Not entirely sure why I have always been so intrigued by this subject, I think because I wish I could help them all find a better way to live And their stories of survival and struggling help put my own life into perspective and teach me to behumble I think this is why I plan to continuously r This is the MOST Gut wrenching thing I have ever read in my life I have studied quite a few years about Brazilian culture and to bespecific I focused on studying the people from the favelas Not entirely sure why I have always been so intrigued by this subject, I think because I wish I could help them all find a better way to live And their stories of survival and struggling help put my own life into perspective and teach me to behumble I think this is why I plan to continuousl...


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Child of the Dark The Powerful Firsthand Account Of Life In The Streets Of S O Paulo That Drew International Attention To The Plight Of The Poor.Includes Eight Pages Of Photographs And An Afterword By Robert M LevineTranslated From The Portuguese By David S Clair


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