Benedita Da Silva

Benedita Da Silva

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A champion of the poor and advocate for women, Afro-Brazilian Senator Benedita de Silva shares the sometimes heart wrenching, always inspiring story of her life. Illustrations a photos.I hated being a black girl and dreamed of being something that I wasna#39;t. One day, I was so distraught that I took a tub that my mother used to wash clothes, filled it with bleach and water, and took a bath in it to see if I could make my skin lighter.

Title:Benedita Da Silva
Author:Benedita da Silva, Medea Benjamin, Maisa Mendonça
Publisher:Food First Books - 1997


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