A Passion for Portuguese, Poetry, and Afro-Brazilian Studies

Published: Jun 07 2021

Luana Reis, born and raised in Bahia, Brazil, is a poet, educator, and scholar. In this episode, she explores the importance of Portuguese in the African diaspora. As founder and president of the ADDverse Poetry Collective, she brings writers and audiences together across the hemisphere to share the power of poetry as a vehicle for engaging a range of expressions –particularly race and gender, freedom and refuge, and language and identity.