Aesthetic-Political Reflections

My country is my place of speech: destruction and language

With: Babalorixá Sidnei Nogueira de Xangô (SP) + João Cézar Rocha (RJ) + Silvia Viana (SP)

Mediation: Rosane Borges (SP)

What are the relations between language and current Brazilian public life? How to understand the narrative tensions existing today when establishing the common? Language, as a decisive aspect of experience, emerges at the same time as a symptom and weapon. And it is also by language that transformation is disclosed.

Babalorixá Sidnei Nogueira de Xangô (SP) + João Cézar Rocha (RJ) + Silvia Viana (SP) e Rosane Borges (SP)

When and Where

June 4, Saturday, from 2pm to 5pm

Itaú Cultural


Babalorixá Sidnei de Xangô holds a PhD and Master’s degree in Semiotics and General Linguistics from FFLCH-USP/SP, Babalorixá da CCRIAS – Comunidade da Compreensão Ilê Axé Xangô- SP, writer, decolonial black thinker and director of Institute Ilê Ará-SP.

João Cezar de Castro Rocha is Full Professor of Comparative Literature at UERJ and researcher at CNPq. Author of 13 books and organizer of 30 titles. His works have been translated into Mandarin, English, Spanish, French, Italian and German.

Silvia Viana is a PhD from the Faculty of Philosophy, Languages and Literature, and Human Sciences of USP, conducts research on cultural criticism and critical theory, professor at Getúlio Vargas Foundation (SP) and author of the book Rituals of Suffering.

Rosane Borges Journalist, collaborating professor at DIversitas (FFLCH-USP), researcher at ECA-USP, writer of Istoé Magazine. Author of several books, among which are Infidel mirror: the black in Brazilian journalism (2004), Media and racism (2012), Sketches of a present time (2016) and Fragments of the present time (2021).