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  • Illinois scholar's book describes Black struggle for land rights, reparations in Brazil

    Headshot of Merle Bowen

    African American studies professor Merle Bowen examines the quilombo land movement in Brazil that is seeking land rights for rural Black residents in her new book “For Land and Liberty: Black Struggles in Rural Brazil.” Bowen’s research looks at land, labor, and agrarian and rural issues, as well as politics, race and gender in Africa and the African diaspora.

    Courtesy College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


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  • Editor’s note: To contact Merle Bowen, email