Djamila Ribeiro wins the Prince Claus Awards 2019
In september 4th, activist and philosopher Djamila Ribeiro was announced as one of the winners of the Prince Claus Awards 2019. Since 1997 the prize created by the homonymous Dutch fund has been grated to culture innovators who have a positive impact on their communities.
Djamila is the writer of “O que é lugar de fala?” (What is place of speech?), published by Letramento, and “Quem tem medo do feminismo negro?” (Who is afraid of black feminist?), published by Companhia das Letras, a publishing house that is a member of Brazilian Publishers – an industry project fostering the exports of Brazilian editorial content by means of a partnership between the Brazilian Book Chamber (CBL) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil).
The writer was awarded for her “deep intellectual and conceptual work about oppressive systems”, and also for her ability to “articulate highly politicized issues with calm and lucidity, making them comprehensible and facilitating the dialog and the critical discussion, not only among academics and activists, but also in the social media”.
This year, the award was granted exclusively to women. Besides Djamila, winner in the Philosophy category, other five women won a 100-thousand Euro prize. The award-granting ceremony will take place in December 3rd, in Amsterdam.
In addition to Djamila, other two Brazilian writers have already won the Prince Claus Awards: Ana Maria Machado and poet Ferreira Gullar.
About Brazilian Publishers
Criado em 2008, o Brazilian Publishers é um projeto setorial de fomento às exportações de conteúdo editorial brasileiro, resultado da parceria entre a Câmara Brasileira do Livro (CBL) e a Agência Brasileira de Promoção de Exportações e Investimentos (Apex-Brasil). A iniciativa tem como propósito promover o setor editorial brasileiro no mercado global de maneira orientada e articulada, contribuindo para a profissionalização das editoras.