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logoOrfeu Negro

Rua Silva Carvalho, n.º 152 - 2.º
1250 - 257 Lisboa
Tél: (+351) 21 3244170

Orfeu Negro is a Lisbon-based independent publishing house. Its catalog focuses on contemporary art essays and picture books.
Founded in 2007, Orfeu Negro is now a main reference concerning books on performance, dance, cinema and arts in general, promoting the works of Jacques Rancière, RoseLee Goldberg, Laurence Louppe, François Truffaut and Gilles Deleuze, among others.
Its children’s books series, “Orfeu Mini”, offers excellence in illustrated content and detail design. Featuring award-winning artists such as Oliver Jeffers, Peter Brown, Catarina Sobral and Benjamin Chaud, “Orfeu Mini” brings the best of storytelling and illustrating to its readers around the world.

“Casimiro”, its most recent series of illustrated books for adults, is a collection of provocative works aiming at mature and extravagant people. It features authors such as Brazilian Hilda Hilst and Portuguese illustrator André da Loba, the perfect match for satire and obscenity.

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Obscénica. Textos eróticos & satíricos

Text: Hilda HILST Illustrations: André DA LOBA OBSCÉNICA is an anthology of erotic and satirical writings by Hilda Hilst, luxuriously illustrated (...)

A arte da performance. Do futurismo ao presente

RoseLee GOLDBERG Translation: Jefferson Luiz CAMARGO & Rui LOPES RoseLee Goldberg explores contemporary artists’ approaches to politics, (...)

O Meu Avô

Catarina SOBRAL My grandad used to have a clock shop. Now he has a lot of free time. Mr. Wright is not a watchmaker (though he always has one (...)

Contact : Carla OLIVEIRA

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Rua Rui Barbosa, 381 - sala 31
Bela Vista
Sao Paulo
Tél: (+55 11) 5084 8202

Created in 2002, LIBRE - Liga Brasileira de Editoras (Brazilian Publishers League) is made up of a hundred independent publishers, who represent a joint production of approximately 8,000 titles. LIBRE was launched starting from an independent fair held annually in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, in which all LIBRE members take part: the Primavera dos Livros (Spring Book Fair). LIBRE takes active part, in Brazil and in international book fairs, in discussions on editorial diversity, market issues, concentration of publishers in large groups and the internationalization of the book market segment.

Contact : Raquel MENEZES

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logoPallas Editora

Rua Frederico de Albuquerque, 56
Rio de Janeiro / RJ 21050 840
Tél: (+55 21) 22 70 01 86

Pallas Editora was founded by Antonio Carlos Fernandes in 1975. It publishes works on religion and popular culture. In 1992, Cristina Fernandes Warth launched a project to connect Afro-Brazilian culture with topics previously not covered; she then started to publish books on anthropology, sociology, and ethnology. Pallas Editora has now forged a strong reputation for its work on African heritage, the candomblé, and popular Brazilian culture. Mariana Warth joined the publishing house in 2002; it is considered state-of-the-art in publishing fiction for children, youth, and adults in the universe of Afro-Brazilian and African cultures.

To read: “Brazilian Market In The View Of An Independent (Good-Humoured) Publisher” by Mariana Warth

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Kofi e o menino de fogo

Autor: Nei LOPES Ilustradora: Hélène MOREAU Kofi é um menino africano que, certo dia, encontra-se frente a frente com um menino europeu... e (...)

Na rota dos tubarões, o tráfico negreiro e outras viagens

Autor: Joel RUFINO DOS DANTOS Ilustrador: Rafael FONSECA O Brasil carrega a marca de ter sido a última nação do mundo a abolir a escravidão. (...)

Histórias do movimento negro no Brasil

Depoimentos ao CPDOC Autores: Verena ALBERTI e Amilcar ARAUJO PEREIRA Este livro é resultado de uma pesquisa desenvolvida entre 2003 e 2007 (...)

Contact : Mariana WARTH

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Responsable : Cristina WARTH

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logoKu Si Mon Editora

Edifício SITEC - Rua José Carlos Schwarz
C.P. 268
Tél: (+245) 660 5565

Ku Si Mon Editora is a private institution created in Bissau in 1994, following the political liberalization and the beginning of multi-partisanism. Its principal interests are literature (novels, stories, and essays), oral tradition (collections of stories, proverbs, and riddles) and ethno-linguistics (dictionaries). With an artisanal character, it continues thanks to the volunteer work from its members. Overhead costs (facility, electricity, small publishing materials) are also assured by the members, and revenue is used to publish new titles. Sales are limited, taking into account the high rate of illiteracy in Guinea-Bissau, and the publishing house relies on occasional funding to print certain texts.

Read here the interview with Abdulai Sila, published in partnership with ActuaLitté (May 17, 2018).

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Gasela ku Liopardu – La Gazelle et le Léopard

Recolha e Transcrição: Teresa MONTENEGRO e Carlos DE MORAIS Tradução: Fafali KOUDAWO Ilustrações: Luís LACERDA A Gazela tem uma cabra em idade de (...)

As Orações de Mansata

Abdulai SILA Os usos e abusos do Supremo Chefe Mwanké e dos seus conselheiros para Assuntos de Intriga, Violência e Desordem, numa adaptação (...)

Kriol Ten

Teresa MONTENEGRO O vivo sabor do crioulo guineense falado através de termos, expressões, provérbios, com traduções em português. Fugindo à ordem (...)

Contact : Abdulai SILA

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logoChá de Caxinde

Av. 1 Congresso do MPLA 20/24 - Caixa Postal 5731
Tél: +(244) 222 390 936

Chá de Caxinde publishing house and bookshop was founded in 1999 by a small group of people who were members of the cultural organization Chá de Caxinde in Luanda, working in the cultural domain for nearly a decade. The social objective of this publishing house is publishing, production, and distribution of books and magazines, to distribute Angolan authors in Angola and internationally, but also to publish foreign authors in Angola, at prices that are affordable for the local readership. Their catalogue includes around 100 titles, of children’s and adult literature, as well as of works in the human and social sciences.

Contact : Jacques DOS SANTOS

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R. Pereira Leite, 373, Sumarezinho
Sao Paulo - SP 05442-000
Tél: (+55 11) 38 75 7285/50

Boitempo is the title of a short poem by Carlos Drummond de Andrade, on the topic of his childhood. Naming our publishing house after this poem was a way of paying tribute to one of the greatest Brazilian poets. Founded in 1995, Boitempo has made its mark as a quality publisher, both in the choice of publications, and in the printing and presentation of the works. We seek to put together a consistent catalogue, with a clear-cut editorial line: human sciences, literature (acknowledged works and first-time writers), historical and contemporary essays. Our Web site www.boitempoeditorial.com.br presents an up-to-date version of our catalogue. We take great care in the publication of our works, and we strive to respect our readership.

Read here the interview with Ivana Jinkings, published in partnership with ActuaLitté (July 6, 2017).

Contact : Ivana JINKINGS

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logoContra Capa

Rua de Santana, 198 Loja – Centro
Rio de Janeiro - RJ 20 230-261
Tél: (+55) 21 2508-9517

Founded in 1992 in Copacabana, the Contra Capa bookstore initiated its publishing activities in 1996. First based on the areas of interest of the bookstore itself, these activities have diversified and now include fine arts, photography, cinema, psychoanalysis, anthropology, economy, sociology, history, literary criticism and poetry. The main objective is to produce books that combine interdependence between text and pictures, in the light of the continuous technological changes related to producing and disseminating knowledge and information.

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É possível: gestão da segurança pública e redução da violência

Fernando VELOSO, Sergio GUIMARÃES FERREIRA (orgs.) Este importante livro mostra que é possível alcançar redução expressiva da violência armada, da (...)


Lêdo IVO Pinturas de Gonçalo IVODesenho de Gianguido BONFANTI O poema narra a visão da infância guardada pela memória. Obra de perda e despedida, (...)


Katia MACIEL (org.) 37 textos de teóricos e artistas que compõem, em suas inter-relações, amplo panorama sobre as novas situações de cinema, em que (...)

Contact : Araken GOMES RIBEIRO

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