Scliar, Moacyr. Eden-Brazil. Translated by Malcolm McNee, Tagus, 2019.

  • Tiffany Higgins University of Utah
Keywords: Moacyr Scliar, nature, novel, Brazil, indigenous


Expertly translated by Malcolm McNee, Associate Professor of Portuguese and Spanish at Smith College, Eden-Brazil appears in English at a time when such invisibility is not theoretical, and indigenous peoples are demanding they be protagonists in their own narratives. But it also masks Brazil’s history of anti-indigenous violence, detailed horrifically in documentary works such as Os fuzis e as flechas: história de sangue e resistência indígena na ditadura (Valente, 2017).