Child of the Dark Study Guide

Child of the Dark

Child of the Dark by Carolina Maria de Jesus

Child of the Dark is the name given to the published journals of Carolina Maria de Jesus, a black Brazilian peasant who grew up in a favela in the first half of the twentieth century. The journals give many insights into life in a favela and focus on Carolina's real neighbors and the lives they led. It also exposes the political corruption, intense squalor, and other detrimental conditions present in her home, Minas Gerais.

Child of the Dark Book Notes