By Benedita Da Silva, Translated and Edited by Medea Benjamin, Food First Books 1997
In this engaging memoir, Brazilian cabinet member Benedita da Silva shares the inspiring story of her life as an advocate for the rights of women, people of color, and the poor, and argues persuasively for economic and social human rights in Brazil and everywhere.
Praise for Benedita Da Silva:
“An excellent introduction to Brazil, and to one of the most exciting new political leaders to emerge from that country.”
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– Ken Silverstein, author, Without Fear of Being Happy: Lula, the Workers Party, and Brazil
“Benedita has helped to liberate the soul of Brazil. Read this book and be inspired to walk in Benedita’s footsteps!”
– Evelyn C. White, editor, The Black Woman’s Health Book
“It is my fervent hope that this book will be widely read an discussed in every part of our country.”
– Rev. Jesse Jackson
“This book will be enjoyed by readers looking to heal their own communities.”
-Tracy Anne Wagers, The Bloomsbury Review