the second tiongenera of autobiographical tivesnarra of torshipadict the year in brazil sergio da av sil barcellos In the fifteenth year of military dictatorship in Brazil, in 1979, the creation of an amnesty law allowed for the return of political exiles. With them came their stories of conflict, torture, and displacement. In the first half of the 1980s, autobiographical accounts about the repressive regime began flooding bookshelves with titles written by journalists, intellectuals, and artists who suffered at the hands of the repression. However, much had yet to be dis - cussed and exposed. In Brazil, there was not an effort toward justice through initiatives such as South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It was not until 2012, with the establishment of the Comissão Nacional da Verdade that the second generation of autobiographical narratives of the period sur- faced. Stories and memories of children whose parents were subjugated by military repression contributed a new facet of this dark chapter of national history. Until 1978 real information about the repressive regime was scarce and only with the Abertura, which means “opening” or “distension,” that result- ed from the revoking of the AI-5 (Institutional Act number 5, of December 13, 1968)
Biography – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: Mar 8, 2018
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