The literary production is an essential part on the construction of people’s identity, history and memory. It is also a powerful instrument which acts throughout life, instilling principles, values, guiding ways of seeing and understanding the world. This way one can consider the impact of the intense contact with characters, questions and solutions presented by the stories one hears, since childhood, in representations and identifications we seek in life.
A literary production which omits or erases specific presences or that builds stereotypes to define what is beautiful, desirable, right or wrong, unfortunately contribute to building prejudice. On the other hand, literature can be an essential element of the process of deconstructing prejudice itself.
OUT LITERARY INNITIATIVES
BibliASPA owns a Literary Club which promotes lectures, debates, courses seminaries and festivals about Arab, African and South American literature, for both poetry and prose, targeted to teachers, students and society in general.
Amongst others, the course on telling african, arab and south american stories has already benefited many schools, universities, libraries and cultural/scientific centres.
And our Music Gathering “Songs and Verses” celebrates literature and diversity.
Texts about literature
Want to get to know important pieces about literary production and critics from arab, African and south American countries?
-Consult the Literary Tips
-Get to know poems, tales and other literary expressions in the Publication’s section
-Discover arab, African and south American writers in Country’s Info
How to Participate
Colaborate writing articles about literature, donate books, declaring your love for books and participating in our activities!
In partnership with the Blue Flame (Chama Azul), BibliASPA brings excerpts from recordings of Khalil Gibran’s work, The Profet. Check it out!
“Friendship” from The Profet by Khalil Gibran. From Carlos Durães, Luli Cacioli e Silvio Pierotti. Track 2. Genre: Various.
“Good and Evil” from The Profet by Khalil Gibran. From Carlos Durães, Luli Cacioli e Silvio Pierotti. Track 6. Genre: Various.
“Beauty” from The Profet by Khalil Gibran. From Carlos Durães, Luli Cacioli e Silvio Pierotti. Track 11. Genre: Various.