Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Rebecca Atencio's book receives Roberto Reis Book Prize honorable mention

February 19th, 2016

Rebecca Atencio‘s book, Memory’s Turn: Reckoning with Dictatorship in Brazil (U of Wisconsin Press, 2014), received honorable mention for the Roberto Reis Book Prize, which recognizes outstanding books in English that contribute significantly to the understanding of Brazil. The Roberto Reis Book Prize is awarded by the Brazilian Studies Association. Atencio’s book tells the story of the slow turn to memory in post-authoritarian Brazil, a turn that has taken place in both politics and in cultural production. Memory’s Turn is the first book to analyze the interplay between different modes of reconstructing memory of the country’s dictatorial period. In conferring the honorable mention, the prize committee described the book as “a timely and incisive intervention in ongoing debates surrounding the culture and politics of transitional justice in Brazil.”

Brazil + People
Vicki Mayer
Professor - Communication